Batsford

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Batsford
St Mary's Church, Batsford.jpg
St Mary's parish church
Batsford is located in Gloucestershire
Batsford
Batsford
Location within Gloucestershire
OS grid referenceSP187339
Civil parish
  • Batsford
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMoreton-in-Marsh
Postcode districtGL56
Dialling code01386
PoliceGloucestershire
FireGloucestershire
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Gloucestershire
52°0′10″N 1°43′45″W / 52.00278°N 1.72917°W / 52.00278; -1.72917Coordinates: 52°0′10″N 1°43′45″W / 52.00278°N 1.72917°W / 52.00278; -1.72917
Batsford Stud Farm

Batsford is a village and civil parish in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. The village is about 1½ miles north-west of Moreton-in-Marsh. There is a falconry centre close to the village and Batsford Arboretum is nearby, situated on the Cotswold escarpment.

Moreton-in-Marsh and Batsford War Memorial, on the High Street in Moreton-in-Marsh, commemorates the village's dead of two World Wars.[1]

Civil parish[edit]

The civil parish of Batsford extends 2 miles east from the village, and includes the hamlets of Dorn and Lower Lemington. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 99.[2]

Batsford was an ancient parish, which became a civil parish in 1866. In 1935 the civil parish more than doubled in size, when Dorn was transferred from the parish of Blockley and the civil parish of Lower Lemington was abolished and merged into Batsford.[3]

Religious sites[edit]

The Church of St Leonard at Lower Lemington was built in the 12th century. It is a grade I listed building.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fowler, Kenneth. Moreton in Marsh & Batsford War Memorial. ISBN 0-907616-36-4.
  2. ^ In the 2011 census the population was not counted separately, but was included in the population of the parish of Todenham.
  3. ^ Great Britain Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Batsford AP/CP. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Church of St. Leonard". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 27 October 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Batsford at Wikimedia Commons