Whaddon, Cheltenham

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Whaddon is a suburb in the North Eastern part of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. Whaddon consists of council housing built in the 1940s and 50s, making up Whaddon and Lynworth council estates. Whaddon is located less than a mile from Cheltenham town centre. Whaddon Road, the home of Cheltenham Town Football Club (currently playing in the English Football League Division 2) is situated here.[1]

Location[edit]

Clyde Crescent (a large circular park) can be deemed as constituting its geographical centre and is the focus of many community based activities, particularly during the summer.[2] Another centre of community activity are Parklands Community Centre.

Much of Whaddons housing affords views of the nearby escarpment that surrounds this part of Cheltenham, part of which has been designated by the Countryside Agency as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or AONB.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Cheltenham Town Football Club. Archived from the original on 14 July 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Parks and open spaces - events - Clyde Crescent". Cheltenham Borough Council. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  3. ^ Jenkins, Robin (1 November 2018). "Why risk of Cheltenham flooding has been 'massively reduced'". Gloucestershire Live. Archived from the original on 2 November 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2020.


Coordinates: 51°54′19″N 2°3′15″W / 51.90528°N 2.05417°W / 51.90528; -2.05417