The centre of Laverton, Gloucestershire
Map of Laverton and Buckland
|Laverton shown within Gloucestershire|
|Population||224 (including Buckland) 2010 estimate|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||83 mi (134 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
Laverton is a village in Tewkesbury Borough in Gloucestershire, England. It lies less than a mile south of the village of Buckland, and is in the civil parish of Buckland. The cluster of cottages and farmhouses are built of local Cotswold stone, the oldest dating back at least to the 17th century. The nearby Honeybourne railway line currently terminates at Laverton Halt, and a long distance path crosses the village.
The village has a stone-built village hall, providing a 70-seat community building for the parish.
The Winchcombe Way long-distance path runs through the village. To the east of the village is Laverton Hill, formerly an area of Limestone quarries. This is part of a Cotswold escarpment that runs from Broadway to Winchcombe, and is part of the Cotswold Way National Trail.
There are eight listed buildings in Laverton.
- Potters Farmhouse
- 17th-century stone farmhouse, with earlier traces. A two room main wing, with a 3 room cross-wing and lean-to. Grade II, listed 1960.
- Post Office and Trots Cottage
- 17th-century stone cottages with stone slate roofs. Grade II, listed 1960 
- K6 Telephone Kiosk
- near Potter Farm. Archetypal 1935 design, painted red. Grade II, listed 2008. 
- Hill Farmhouse
- late 17th or early 18th-century stone farmhouse three rooms wide. Grade II, listed 1960.
- Hollytree Cottage
- 17th-century farmhouse, formerly called Laverton House Farm, built in squared stones alternating thick and thin courses, with a Welsh slate roof. Notable ashlar stone wall around the garden. Grade II, listed 1960.
- Top Farm farmhouse and stable
- A 17th-century stone farmhouse with stone slate roof. The nearby stable may date to the 15th century. It is built of stone, timber-frames and weatherboarding, and has a thatched roof. Both are grade II, listed 1987.
During 2011-12, Laverton Halt was brought back into use (as a run-round loop) by the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, a heritage railway. Laverton currently serves as the GWSR's northern terminus, with trains running from the site of Laverton Halt to the station at Cheltenham Racecourse, a total of 12 miles (19 km) away.
- ONS Census data spreadsheet for Glocs., 2010 estimate
- GRCC Village Hall Database
- LDWA Winchcombe Way page
- Cotswold National Trail website
- British Listed Buildings: Potters Farmhouse
- British Listed Buildings: Trots Cottage
- British Listed Buildings: K6 Telephone Kiosk
- British Listed Buildings: Hill Farmhouse
- British Listed Buildings: Hollytree Cottage
- British Listed Buildings: Top Farm
- GWSR Train Times for 2013
- GWSR latest news, 2012 What a Year!