Ampney St Peter

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The church of St Peter

Ampney St Peter is a small village and civil parish in the Cotswolds, part of the Cotswold of Gloucestershire, England. According to the 2001 census the parish has a population of 47.

The Ampney Brook flows near the village, which is near to Ampney Crucis and Ampney St Mary, and is about four miles east of Cirencester. The village takes its name from the brook and the local church. The village is the hometown of Dressage Olympians Laura Bechtolsheimer and Lara Griffith. Locally the town was known as Easington.

In August 2012 the villages postbox was painted Gold by Royal Mail to signify the gold medal earned by Laura Bechtolsheimer in the 2012 Olympic team dressage.[1]

The gold-painted post box to celebrate Laura Bechtolsheimer's equestrian team dressage gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics

The Red Lion is an 18th-century Grade II listed public house.[2] It is on the Campaign for Real Ale's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors.[3]

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  2. ^ Historic England. "Red Lion, Ampney St Peter (1392432)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Brandwood, Geoff (2013). Britain's best real heritage pubs. St. Albans: CAMRA. p. 38. ISBN 9781852493042. 

Coordinates: 51°42′42″N 1°53′01″W / 51.7116°N 1.8836°W / 51.7116; -1.8836