Arlington, Gloucestershire

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Arlington is located in Gloucestershire
Arlington shown within Gloucestershire
OS grid reference SP1006
Civil parish
  • Bibury
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Cirencester
Postcode district GL7
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51°45′32″N 1°50′29″W / 51.7589°N 1.8415°W / 51.7589; -1.8415Coordinates: 51°45′32″N 1°50′29″W / 51.7589°N 1.8415°W / 51.7589; -1.8415

Arlington is a Cotswold village in the parish of Bibury, Gloucestershire, England.


In 1066 Arlington had two mills and continued to flourish based on the wool trade until the 18th century.[1]

Arlington was the ancestral home of John Custis II, who emigrated to the Colony of Virginia and named his palatial four-story brick mansion (built in 1675) in Northumberland County, Virginia, "Arlington" after the town.[2][3] Arlington would be abandoned after just 50 years, but the name would be used again by his great-great-grandson, George Washington Parke Custis, as the name for his large Arlington Estate on the south shore of the Potomac River near what is now Washington, D.C.[4] Upon Custis's death in 1857, the estate passed to his only child, Mary Anna Custis Lee, wife of American Civil War General Robert E. Lee,[5] and today is known as Arlington National Cemetery.


Arlington Row is a nationally notable architectural conservation area depicted on the inside cover of all United Kingdom passports.[6] The cottages were built in 1380 as a monastic wool store.[7] This was converted into a row of cottages for weavers in the seventeenth century.[8] It has been used as a film and television location, most notably for the films Stardust and Bridget Jones's Diary.[9][10][11][12][13]

Arlington Manor was built in the 17th century.[14] It has an adjoining 18th century barn.[15]

Religious sites[edit]

On the green is a Baptist church built in 1833.[16]


  1. ^ Herbert, N.M. "Bibury In: A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 7.". British History Online. Victoria County History. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Custis, John. The Letterbook of John Custis IV of Williamsburg, 1717-1742. Josephine Little Zuppan, ed. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005, p. 18; Guy, Chris. "Project Casts Light on House Lost to Past." Baltimore Sun. 8 September 2001.
  3. ^ Harbury, Katherine E. "John Custis (ca. 1654–1714)". Encyclopedia Virginia. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Cultural Landscape Program. Arlington House: The Robert E. Lee Memorial Cultural Landscape Report. National Capital Region. National Park Service. U.S. Department of the Interior. Washington, D.C.: 2001, p. 25. Archived 24 December 2012 at WebCite Accessed 2011-09-24
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  6. ^ Mullin, Gemma (18 July 2014). "Quiet Gloucestershire village becomes an unlikely tourist attraction after its 14th-century weavers' cottages are featured on millions of passports". Mail Online. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Arlington Row". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Bibury". National Trust. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
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  14. ^ "Arlington Manor with forecourt wall". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  15. ^ "Barn adjoining to north-east of Arlington Manor". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "Baptist Church". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 

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