Kempsford

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Kempsford
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Kempsford is located in Gloucestershire
Kempsford
Kempsford
Kempsford shown within Gloucestershire
Population 1,123 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SU159967
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FAIRFORD
Postcode district GL7
Dialling code 01285
Police Gloucestershire
Fire Gloucestershire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
Website Parish Council
List of places
UK
England
Gloucestershire
51°40′08″N 1°46′12″W / 51.669°N 1.770°W / 51.669; -1.770Coordinates: 51°40′08″N 1°46′12″W / 51.669°N 1.770°W / 51.669; -1.770

Kempsford is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England, about 2.5 miles (4 km) south of Fairford. RAF Fairford is located near the village. The population was around 1,120 at the 2011 census.[1]

History[edit]

At Kempsford Sir Thomas Thynne (died 1639) built a new country house, demolishing an important fortified house which in the Middle Ages had defended a crossing of the River Thames.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parish population 2011". Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Anthony Emery, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales, 1300-1500: Southern England, p. 132

External links[edit]

Media related to Kempsford at Wikimedia Commons