Coln St. Aldwyns

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Coln St. Aldwyns
Malt House, Coln St Aldwyns, Gloucestershire (geograph 4630422).jpg
The Malt House
Coln St. Aldwyns is located in Gloucestershire
Coln St. Aldwyns
Coln St. Aldwyns
Location within Gloucestershire
Population271 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSP145053
Civil parish
  • Coln St. Aldwyns[2]
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtGL7
Dialling code01285
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
51°44′46″N 1°47′29″W / 51.74621°N 1.79138°W / 51.74621; -1.79138Coordinates: 51°44′46″N 1°47′29″W / 51.74621°N 1.79138°W / 51.74621; -1.79138

Coln St. Aldwyns (sometimes Coln St. Aldwyn) is a village and civil parish in the Cotswold district of the English county of Gloucestershire.

The designation "St. Aldwyns" (Culna Sancti Aylwini) is attested from the 12th century, and differentiates the village from Coln Rogers and Coln St. Dennis, situated further along the River Coln.[3][4] In 1086 in the Domesday book only a single undifferentiated "Culne" is recorded.[5] The name presumably indicates that the church in the village was originally dedicated to St Aylwin,[6] taken to be a form of St Æthelwine,[7] which later became St Aldwyn. At some point between 1535 and 1700 the dedication of the church was changed to St John the Baptist (specifically, to his beheading).[8] The church, in the very south of the parish, was mostly built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries with extensive 19th-century renovations, and is protected as a Grade II* listed building.[9] It is now in the charge of a team ministry alongside neighbouring parishes.


Coln St. Aldwyns is part of the Coln Valley ward of the district of Cotswold and is currently represented by Councillor Raymond Theodoulou,[10] a member of the Conservative Party. Coln St. Aldwyns is part of the parliamentary constituency of Cotswold, represented in the House of Commons by Conservative MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown.[11] Prior to Brexit in 2020, it was part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Coln St Aldwyns Parish Council". Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  3. ^ A. D. Mills (2011), A Dictionary of British Place Names, Oxford University Press
  4. ^ Coln St Aldwyn Archived 3 February 2016 at the Wayback Machine Historical Gazetteer of England's Place-Names. Data from A. H. Smith (1964), The Place-Names of Gloucestershire, Part 1 (EPNS 38), Cambridge. Accessed 2016-02-02
  5. ^ Coln (St Aldwyns), Open Domesday
  6. ^ see e.g. 13th century charter, in William H. Hart (1863), Historia et cartularium Monasterii Sancti Petri Gloucestriae, Volume 1, p. 257
  7. ^ e.g. in "Coln St. Aldwyns", in A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 7, ed. N. M. Herbert (Victoria County History series, Oxford, 1981), pp. 44-55; via British History Online
  8. ^ St John the Baptist, Coln St Aldwyn, Church of England website
  9. ^ Listing text for the Church of St John the Baptist, Church Road, Coln St Aldwyns, English Heritage; via British Listed Buildings website
  10. ^ "Cotswold Committee Management System (CMIS) > Councillors". Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Cotswold - Constituency - Conservative Party". Conservative Party. Archived from the original on 17 October 2006. Retrieved 28 April 2008.

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