Kingswood shown within Gloucestershire
|Population||1,290 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
The village is located on the edge of the Cotswolds.
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. All that survives today is the 16th century gatehouse, which is under the care of English Heritage.
- Neighbourhood Statistics - Area: Kingswood CP (Parish) 2001 Census
- , 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)]
- Archives Hub profile: Kingswood Abbey
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