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St Bartholomew's church, Notgrove Geograph-3808498-by-Philip-Halling.jpg
St Bartholomew's church, Notgrove
Notgrove is located in Gloucestershire
Location within Gloucestershire
Population184 (2011)[1]
Civil parish
  • Notgrove
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Historic countyGloucestershire
Postcode districtGL54
Dialling code01451
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
51°52′50″N 1°50′37″W / 51.8806°N 1.8435°W / 51.8806; -1.8435Coordinates: 51°52′50″N 1°50′37″W / 51.8806°N 1.8435°W / 51.8806; -1.8435

Notgrove is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England, approximately 28.5 (17.8 miles) to the east of Gloucester. It lies in the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


The village was recorded as Natangrafum between 716–43.[2] It was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Nategrave or Nategraua, the name coming from the Old English næt + grāf meaning "wet grove or copse".[2][3]


Notgrove is part of the Sandywell ward of the district of Cotswold, represented by Councillor Robin Hughes, a member of the Conservative Party.[4] Notgrove is part of the constituency of Cotswold, represented at parliament by Conservative MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown.[5] It was part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament prior to Britain leaving the European Union in January 2020.


Notgrove is in the county of Gloucestershire and lies within the Cotswolds, a range of hills designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is about 28.5 km (17.8 miles) to the east of Gloucester. It is approximately 17.5 km (11 miles) east of its post town Cheltenham and about 7 km (4.5 miles) west of Bourton-on-the-Water. Nearby villages include Turkdean, Cold Aston, Hazleton, Naunton and Salperton.

Former Railway[edit]

Notgrove railway station was on the Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway.

Notgrove Manor[edit]

Notgrove manor was built in the 15th century but adapted and expanded in the 17th and 18th centuries. Further extension including the west wing was added by Cyril Cunard in the early 20th century. He sold it to another ship owner Alan Garrett Anderson in 1918. A fire damaged the house in 1936. In 1969 it was bought by David and Elzabeth Acland who developed the house and garden.[6][7]


The Church of St Bartholomew is the parish church which is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew.[8] It is a Norman church, believed to be on the site of a Saxon cemetery.[9] It houses effigies to the descendants of Richard Whittington (Dick Whittington).[10]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b Mills, A. D. (1998). Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford University Press. p. 257. ISBN 0-19-280074-4.
  3. ^ "Notgrove". Domesday Book. The National Archives. 1086. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Find My Councillor / Ward". Cotswold District Council. 6 May 2011. Archived from the original on 17 April 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Cotswold — Constituency — Conservative Party". Conservative Party. Archived from the original on 17 October 2006. Retrieved 28 April 2008.
  6. ^ "Notgrove Manor". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  7. ^ Musson, Jeremy (2018). Secret Houses of the Cotswolds. Frances Lincoln. pp. 86–89. ISBN 978-0711239241.
  8. ^ "Extract From National Gazetteer, 1868". GENUKI. Archived from the original on 6 May 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2008.
  9. ^ Hall, Michael (1993). Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Cotswolds. The Pevensey Press. p. 91. ISBN 0-907115-68-3.
  10. ^ Betjeman, John (1958). Collins Guide to English Parish Churches. Collins. p. 175.

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