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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
Postcode districtGL54
Dialling code01451
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
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 is part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament.


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.


The parish church is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew.[6] It is a Norman church, believed to be on the site of a Saxon cemetery.[7] It houses effigies to the descendants of Richard Whittington (Dick Whittington).[8]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". 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. Retrieved 10 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Find My Councillor / Ward". Cotswold District Council. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Cotswold — Constituency — Conservative Party". Conservative Party. Archived from the original on 17 October 2006. Retrieved 28 April 2008.
  6. ^ "Extract From National Gazetteer, 1868". GENUKI. Retrieved 12 July 2008.
  7. ^ Hall, Michael (1993). Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Cotswolds. The Pevensey Press. p. 91. ISBN 0-907115-68-3.
  8. ^ Betjeman, John (1958). Collins Guide to English Parish Churches. Collins. p. 175.

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