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Quedgeley Church War Memorial.jpg
St James and its World War I War Memorial
Quedgeley is located in Gloucestershire
Quedgeley shown within Gloucestershire
Population 17,519 
OS grid reference SO8047113202
Civil parish
  • Quedgeley
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district GL2
Dialling code 01452
Police Gloucestershire
Fire Gloucestershire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places
51°49′41″N 2°16′37″W / 51.828°N 2.277°W / 51.828; -2.277Coordinates: 51°49′41″N 2°16′37″W / 51.828°N 2.277°W / 51.828; -2.277

Quedgeley is a town 3.5 miles (5.6 km) southwest of the city of Gloucester, England. [1]

The civil parish of Quedgeley was transferred to Gloucester district in 1991[2] and is the only civil parish within the city. The 2011 census recorded a population of 17,519[3] for the parish, which has an area of 576 hectares (1,420 acres).[3] Since the 1980s Quedgeley has become increasingly contiguous with Gloucester and is effectively now the city's largest and outermost southern suburb.

The parish church is St James and is known to have been established before 1137.[4] The octagonal font has panels of gold, coloured tessarae, and blue forest stone. The font is 12th century but was a donation by the then Rev. Winstone Hayward for the re-opening of the church in 1857. While the present-day structure's tower and south aisle are medieval in origin, the remainder of the church is an 1856 restoration by Henry Woodyer in what is considered Victorian Gothic style.[5]

On 24 April 2017, Quedgeley Parish Council decisively voted to change the name of the parish into a town, due to having a quite a large population compared with other towns in the county. [6]

A Segregated Bicycle Path runs through Hempsted to Gloucester. However some of the Bicycle infrastructure is poorly designed where it is Not Segregated and not so safe along the busiest roads in Quedgeley.

The A38 road runs through Quedgeley, now as a dual carriageway running between Gloucester city centre and the M5 motorway at junction 12; the old route taken by the A38 through Quedgeley is now the B4008. The village of Hardwicke is contiguous to the south of Quedgeley, in the Stroud District. [1]

See also[edit]

  • RAF Quedgeley, a large RAF logistics site, which closed in 1995


  1. ^ a b Ordnance Survey mapping
  2. ^ "The Gloucestershire (District Boundaries) Order 1991 (S.I. 1991/281)". legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Office for National Statistics Archived February 3, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. 2011 census - Quedgeley civil parish - population density
  4. ^ "Gloucestershire Places of Worship". Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Quedgeley Parish Church". Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "What's in a name? Quedgeley Parish Council becomes a town council after conclusive vote". Gloucestershire Live. 25 April 2017. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 

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