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Boughspring is located in Gloucestershire
Boughspring shown within Gloucestershire
OS grid reference ST556972
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHEPSTOW
Postcode district NP16
Dialling code 01291
Police Gloucestershire
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51°40′18″N 2°38′36″W / 51.6718°N 02.6434°W / 51.6718; -02.6434Coordinates: 51°40′18″N 2°38′36″W / 51.6718°N 02.6434°W / 51.6718; -02.6434

Boughspring is a hamlet in Gloucestershire, England.


Settlement at Boughspring dates back to Roman times when a villa was built nearby. Boughspring Roman Villa was excavated in 1969 and again in 1985, which uncovered, among other things, a mosaic floor and a possible bath house.[1]

Until the early 19th century Boughspring was known as Bowels Green.[2] It originated as a squatter settlement on the southern edge of Tidenham Chase during the 17th and 18th centuries.[2] A house called Caine's Hill House had been built there by 1670 east of the lane leading from Wibdon, and by 1815 there were around ten cottages scattered around the junction of the lanes at Boughspring.[2]

A Wesleyan chapel was built at Boughspring in 1836 – it had a congregation of around 45 in 1851.[3] The Wesleyan community died out in the early years of the 20th century, and the chapel, which was used for a time in the 1920s as a church boys' club, was demolished in the 1960s and a house built on the site.[3]


  1. ^ Boughspring Roman Villa Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine., Pastscape, retrieved 19 April 2013
  2. ^ a b c Tidenham including Lancaut: Introduction, Victoria County History
  3. ^ a b Tidenham including Lancaut: Nonconformity, Victoria County History

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