Tredington, Gloucestershire

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Tredington
St. John the Baptist's church, Tredington - geograph.org.uk - 1501222.jpg
St. John the Baptist's church, Tredington
Tredington is located in Gloucestershire
Tredington
Tredington
Tredington shown within Gloucestershire
OS grid reference SO903294
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District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Tewkesbury
Postcode district GL20
Dialling code 01684
Police Gloucestershire
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Ambulance South Western
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51°57′50″N 2°08′24″W / 51.964°N 2.140°W / 51.964; -2.140Coordinates: 51°57′50″N 2°08′24″W / 51.964°N 2.140°W / 51.964; -2.140

Tredington is a small village in the parish of Stoke Orchard near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England. The village has a church and a school but no pubs or shops.[citation needed]

The little church of St John the Baptist in Tredington is known for its wooden tower, a twelfth-century architectural plan, medieval stone benches, and the fossil of an ichthyosaurus displayed upon the floor of its porch.[citation needed] The steps, base and shaft of the churchyard cross are fourteenth century; the cross is modern.[1]

History[edit]

The village was a member of the Confraternity of Burton Lazars, a mediaeval order devoted to the care of lepers, near Melton Mowbray.[2] The father of the musician Thomas Tomkins was incumbent of the church from 1594 to 1609.[3]

In 1935 the parish of Tredington was merged with Stoke Orchard.[4]

Education[edit]

The village school opened in 1880,[5] and is located half way between Tredington and Stoke Orchard in order to serve both communities. Tredington Community Primary School, as it is now known, is a tiny school serving (at least) the villages of Tredington, Stoke Orchard, Elmstone-Hardwicke and Uckington. In 2005 it had 61 students aged 4–11.[6] Most children leaving this school move on to Cleeve School in Bishop's Cleeve, an establishment with a larger population (over 1000 pupils) than the villages served by Tredington School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Child, "Discovering Churches and Churchyards", Shire Discovering Series 298, Osprey Publishing, 2008, ISBN 0-7478-0659-4, p.233
  2. ^ David Marcombe, "The confraternity seals of Burton Lazars Hospital and a newly discovered matrix from Robertsbridge, Sussex", Leic. Arch. Sept 2002
  3. ^ Anthony Boden, "Thomas Tomkins: the last Elizabethan", Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2005, ISBN 0-7546-5118-5, p.44
  4. ^ Christopher Robin Elrington, N. M. Herbert, University of London. Institute of Historical Research (1968). William Page, ed. A History of the county of Gloucester: Victoria History Volume 8: Parishes Tredington. A. Constable and company, limited. p. 234. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Parishes: Tredington'. A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 8 (1968), pp. 228-236. Date accessed: 18 February 2012
  6. ^ Tredington Community Primary School. OFSTED Inspection Report. 1 October 2008.