Hyde Park Corner, Redmarley D'Abitot
Redmarley D'Abitot shown within Gloucestershire
|Population||705 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|District||Forest of Dean|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
|UK Parliament||Forest of Dean|
Redmarley D'Abitot is a civil parish and village in the Forest of Dean district, Gloucestershire, South West England. In addition to the village of Redmarley, the civil parish also includes the settlements of Lowbands, Haw Cross, Playley Green, Kings Green and Durbridge. At the 2001 census the parish had a population of 705.
The King, William the Conqueror, received a report on Redmarley D'Abitot in the Domesday Book of 1086 though it would have been a very small part of his nationwide review of tax assessments. People mentioned include: Aethelric; Alvred; Alweard; Ansgot; Azur; Beorhtric son of Aelfgar; Beorhtwine; Cyneweard daughter of Sigrefr; Dodda; Durand; Ealdraed, etc.
Battle of Redmarley
The name Redmarley comes from 'woodland clearing with a reedy pond', from the Old English words hrëod and lëah. An alternative cod-derivation has been suggested as from the local red heavy clay or marl. The difficulty with this explanation is that the word marl entered the language many centuries later. D'Abitot is thought to come from Urse d'Abetot, who was Sheriff of Worcestershire and who held the manor in 1086.
Sometimes a circumflex is placed on the 'o' of d'Abitot, but this usage has been criticised. As Eric Smith says: "It is to be regretted that the Gloucestershire County Council placed a circumflex in the signs on the A417. This is emphatically incorrect, both historically and linguistically, Abitot is a word of (Germanic) Anglo-Saxon origin.
- Alice Roberts was living with her widowed mother, Julia, at Hazeldine House in Redmarley at the time of her engagement to the composer Edward Elgar.
- Barbara Cartland's mother, Polly Scobell, grew up at the Down House and as a small girl Barbara was a regular visitor from Pershore.
Distances from Redmarley
- 3 miles north of Newent
- 5 miles south of Ledbury
- 10 miles north west of Gloucester
- 16 miles south-east of Hereford
- "Redmarley D'abitot CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 12 September 2010.
- Welcome to Redmarley D'Abitot
- Youngs, Frederic A, Jr. (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.I: Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society. p. 184. ISBN 0-901050-67-9.
- Mills, A. D. (1991): A Dictionary of English Place-Names, Oxford University Press.
- Redmarley D'Abitot at genuki.com
- Domesday Book
- Warde, Eric (2007): Prosperity to this Parish, A History of Redmarley D'Abitot
- John Pearson (Henry Cloud), Barbara Cartland: Crusader in Pink, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1979
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