Whittington, Gloucestershire

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St. Bartholomew's Church, Whittington

Whittington, Gloucestershire is a village and rural parish in the county of Gloucestershire in England, United Kingdom.[1]

Location[edit]

Whittington, Gloucestershire is situated some 4 miles south east of Cheltenham, just off the busy A40 road.

History & Amenities[edit]

The village is not large and the properties are spread along the main village roads. Whittington Court is one of the larger properties and was the old manor house. Set near Whittington Court is the parish church dedicated to St. Bartholomew.

The village was mentioned in Domesday. The church is early Norman architecture in origin. It is the site of Roman settlements notably at a field called Wycomb (formerly Wickham).[1]

The Cotswold Hills are situated nearby with Cleeve Hill rising up above the village, the Cotswold's highest point.

The nature reserves of Dowdeswell Reservoir and Wood[2] and Arle Grove lie near Whittington.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b British History Online on the Parish of Whittington
  2. ^ Kelham, A, Sanderson, J, Doe, J, Edgeley-Smith, M, et al, 1979, 1990, 2002 editions, 'Nature Reserves of the Gloucestershire Trust for Nature Conservation/Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust'
  3. ^ Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust reserves information online

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°53′12″N 1°58′51″W / 51.88667°N 1.98083°W / 51.88667; -1.98083