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Coordinates: 51°55′40″N 2°17′51″W / 51.92765°N 2.29743°W / 51.92765; -2.29743
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Hartpury parish church
Hartpury is located in Gloucestershire
Location within Gloucestershire
Population1,642 (2011)
OS grid referenceSO799248
Civil parish
  • Hartpury
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGloucester
Postcode districtGL 19
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
51°55′40″N 2°17′51″W / 51.92765°N 2.29743°W / 51.92765; -2.29743

Hartpury is a civil parish in Gloucestershire, England.[1] It has an area of about 3,500 acres (1,400 ha), about 270 homes and a population of about 700 people, increasing to 1,642 at the 2011 census.[2] 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. The Hartpury University and Hartpury College campus is based in the village.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward runs north to Corse. The total ward population at the 2011 census was 2,496.[3]


Bee Shelter at St Mary's Church

The village has several interesting buildings including the former home of the Canning family, Hartpury House, now part of the college.[citation needed] Hill House, also known as The Hill, is a large timber-framed house which contains a sixteenth-century oak staircase and several plaster ceilings of the same period. The village hall was built in 2013 and won a design award from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).[4][better source needed] There is a bee shelter in the churchyard.[5]

Notable people[edit]

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.

Three time National Hunt champion jockey Terry Biddlecombe was born at Hartpury Court in 1941.[6]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 162 Gloucester & Forest of Dean (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2011. ISBN 9780319229118.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Hartpury Village Hall | Village Hall for Hire in Hartpury". www.hartpuryvillagehall.co.uk. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Bee Shelter". Historic England. Retrieved 23 February 2023.
  6. ^ Biddlecombe, Terry (1982). Winner's Disclosure. Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd. p. 11. ISBN 0-09-147550-3.

External links[edit]

Media related to Hartpury at Wikimedia Commons