Oakley, Gloucestershire

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Oakley
Oakley is located in Gloucestershire
Oakley
Oakley
Location within Gloucestershire
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51°53′N 2°02′W / 51.89°N 02.04°W / 51.89; -02.04Coordinates: 51°53′N 2°02′W / 51.89°N 02.04°W / 51.89; -02.04

Oakley is a district of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, England. Until 2012, it was home to the smaller of Cheltenham's two GCHQ sites[1], and residential housing including private, council-owned and social housing. It backs onto Cleeve Hill and Harp Hill, greenbelt land and part of the Cotswold hills, including a covered reservoir. Oakley neighbours Prestbury and Whaddon. In the early 2000s, part of the GCHQ Oakley site was reclaimed and replaced with a Sainsburys supermarket. In the Domesday Book of 1086 it is recorded as held by Turstin FitzRolf.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Final Look at GCHQ's Top Secret Oakley Site in Cheltenham". BBC. 21 December 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk