Kingswood, Stroud District

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Kingswood
Village
Kingswood is located in Gloucestershire
Kingswood
Kingswood
Location within Gloucestershire
Population1,395 (2011 Census)
OS grid referenceST746920
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWOTTON-UNDER-EDGE
Postcode districtGL12
Dialling code01453
PoliceGloucestershire
FireGloucestershire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Gloucestershire
51°37′34″N 2°21′59″W / 51.626226°N 2.366255°W / 51.626226; -2.366255Coordinates: 51°37′34″N 2°21′59″W / 51.626226°N 2.366255°W / 51.626226; -2.366255

Kingswood is a village and civil parish within the Stroud district of Gloucestershire, England. It is southwest of Wotton-under-Edge and has a population of 1,290,[1] increasing to 1,395 at the 2011 Census.[2]

The village is located on the edge of the Cotswolds.

Kingswood was formerly a detached part of Wiltshire that was incorporated into Gloucestershire by the Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844.[3]

Kingswood Abbey was a Cistercian abbey located on the NE edge of the village. The abbey was founded in 1139 by William Berkeley, in accordance with the wishes of his uncle, Roger II of Berkeley, and colonised from the Cistercian house at Tintern.[4] All that survives today is the 16th century gatehouse, which is under the care of English Heritage.

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward starts in west at Kingswood and stretches east to Alderley. The total population of the ward taken at the 2011 census was 2,096.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Statistics - Area: Kingswood CP (Parish) 2001 Census
  2. ^ "Parish population 30 March 2015". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015.
  3. ^ [1], scroll to "Historical Geography"; ref. I. Gray & E. Ralph, Guide to the Parish Records of the City of Bristol and the County of Gloucester (1963)]
  4. ^ Archives Hub profile: Kingswood Abbey
  5. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 30 March 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kingswood, Stroud at Wikimedia Commons