Hartpury parish church
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||GL 19|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
Hartpury is a civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. It has an area of about 3,500 acres (1,400 ha), about 270 homes and a population of about 700 people, increasing dramatically to 1,642 at the 2011 census The village is about 5 miles (8 km) north of Gloucester. Geographically the parish is in Leadon Vale; administratively it is in the Forest of Dean. Hartpury also presents beautiful walks and strolls through the countryside. It has all the usual facilities; Post Office, a school, church and a vets. Hartpury College is based in the village. The village contains several interesting buildings including the former home of the Canning family, Hartpury House , now part of the college. Hill House , also known as The Hill, is a large timber framed house which contains a very fine 16th Century oak staircase and several plaster ceilings of the same period.
The First World War poet F. W. Harvey was born at Marlsend, Murrell's End, Hartpury on 26 March 1888. His father was Howard Frederick Harvey, a farmer and horse dealer.
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