Borough of Tewkesbury

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Tewkesbury Borough
Tewkesbury shown within Gloucestershire
Tewkesbury shown within Gloucestershire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth West England
Non-metropolitan countyGloucestershire
StatusNon-metropolitan district
Admin HQTewkesbury
Incorporated1 April 1974
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • BodyTewkesbury Borough Council
 • LeadershipAlternative - Sec.31 (Conservative)
 • MPsMark Harper
Laurence Robertson
 • Total160.0 sq mi (414.4 km2)
Area rank96th (of 309)
 (mid-2019 est.)
 • Total95,019
 • Rank254th (of 309)
 • Density590/sq mi (230/km2)
 • Ethnicity
98.6% White
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
ONS code23UG (ONS)
E07000083 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSO8855933566

Tewkesbury is a local government district and borough in Gloucestershire, England. Named after its main town, Tewkesbury,[1] the borough had a population of 85,800 in 2015.[2] Other places in the borough include Ashchurch, Bishop's Cleeve, Churchdown and Winchcombe. It is administratively distinct from the parish of Tewkesbury, which is served by Tewkesbury Town Council.[3]

It was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972,[4] from the municipal borough of Tewkesbury, along with Cheltenham Rural District and part of Gloucester Rural District. Prior to assuming its borough charter the district was intended to be referred to as North Gloucestershire, and consultations have taken place in an attempt to change the name to avoid confusion with Tewkesbury proper.

Gloucestershire Airport is in the borough, near to Gloucester and Cheltenham. The borough is also served by Ashchurch for Tewkesbury on the mainline as well as a number of Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway stations.


  1. ^ "The borough of Tewkesbury: Introduction Pages 110-118 A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 8". British History Online. Victoria County History. Archived from the original on 5 June 2020. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Understanding Tewkesbury Borough 2015" (PDF). Gloucestershire County Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 24 August 2020. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Tewkesbury Town Council". Tewkesbury Town Council. Archived from the original on 30 January 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Local Government Act 1972". Legislation. Archived from the original on 1 August 2020. Retrieved 24 August 2020.

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Coordinates: 52°0′0″N 2°10′0″W / 52.00000°N 2.16667°W / 52.00000; -2.16667