Ebrington

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Ebrington
Ebringtonchurch.jpg
Church of St. Eadburgha
Ebrington is located in Gloucestershire
Ebrington
Ebrington
Ebrington shown within Gloucestershire
Population 570 (2011) [1]
Civil parish
  • Ebrington
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHIPPING CAMPDEN
Postcode district GL55
Dialling code 01386
Police Gloucestershire
Fire Gloucestershire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
GloucestershireCoordinates: 52°03′29″N 1°43′56″W / 52.0580°N 1.7322°W / 52.0580; -1.7322

Ebrington is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England, about 2 miles (3.2 km) from Chipping Campden. It has narrow lanes and tiny streets of Cotswold stone houses and cottages, many of which are thatched.

Ebrington Manor has existed at Ebrington since the 14th century; it is owned by the Fortescue family who also had estates in Exmoor.

The ancient church of St. Eadburgha shows many monuments to the family including one to Sir John Fortescue in his robes as Lord Chief Justice. Sir John died in 1476. The church is mainly Perpendicular with some Norman work remaining in the north and south doorways, of its other treasures the church shows a 17th-century canopied pulpit and medieval stained glass windows.

Just a short distance from Ebrington is the National Trust property of Hidcote Manor whose Cotswold gardens are said to be the most beautiful gardens of the 20th century.

There is an award-winning pub called The Ebrington Arms at the centre of the village. It is the hub of village life and traditional in style with flagstones and roaring open fires, dating from 1640. The pub has been voted the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) North Cotswolds Pub of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2011. It has held two AA Rosettes for food for the past six years and is a famous base from which to explore the Cotswolds thanks to its award-winning rooms.

The village has an Ofsted rated 'Good' primary school which recently received an "Outstanding' SIAMS report. A wonderful village school, Ebrington Primary has small classes and strong community support and is federated with a larger primary (St James in Chipping Campden). Ebrington Primary recently celebrated its 175 birthday with a wonderful 'living history' day for the children and the official opening of new playground equipment.

References[edit]

  • Nikolaus Pevsner, ed. (1951). Gloucestershire: The Cotswolds. The buildings of England. 40. Penguin Books. p. 236. 
  • Beneath the Clouds: The Diary of a Century in Ebrington, Charrington and the Hidcotes 1900-2000. Ebrington Women's Institute. 2000. p. 570. 

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