Kingswood, Gloucestershire

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Not to be confused with Kingswood, South Gloucestershire.
Kingswood is located in Gloucestershire
 Kingswood shown within Gloucestershire
Population 1,290 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference ST746920
District Stroud
Shire county Gloucestershire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district GL12
Dialling code 01453
Police Gloucestershire
Fire Gloucestershire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Stroud
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Coordinates: 51°37′34″N 2°21′59″W / 51.626226°N 2.366255°W / 51.626226; -2.366255

Kingswood is a village and civil parish within the Stroud district of Gloucestershire, England. It is southwest of Wotton-under-Edge and has a population of 1,290.[1]

The village is located on the edge of the Cotswolds.

Kingswood was formerly a detached part of Wiltshire that was incorporated into Gloucestershire by the Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844.[2]

Kingswood Abbey was a Cistercian abbey located on the NE edge of the village. The abbey was founded in 1139 by William of Berkeley in accordance with the wishes of his uncle, Roger II of Berkeley, and colonised from the Cistercian house at Tintern.[3] All that survives today is the 16th century gatehouse, which is under the care of English Heritage.


  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics - Area: Kingswood CP (Parish) 2001 Census
  2. ^ [1], scroll to "Historical Geography"; ref. I. Gray & E. Ralph, Guide to the Parish Records of the City of Bristol and the County of Gloucester (1963)]
  3. ^ Archives Hub profile: Kingswood Abbey

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