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Blaisdon, Gloucestershire

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Blaisdon, Gloucestershire

Blaisdon is a village and civil parish in the Forest of Dean of Gloucestershire, England, about ten miles west of Gloucester. Its population in 2005 was estimated by Gloucestershire County Council to be 249. A estimate in 2012 placed the population at 420. The local church is dedicated to St. Michael. John Dowding of Tanhouse Farm, Blaisdon developed the popular jam-making plum "Blaisdon Red" in the late 19th century.
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSO7016
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
 

Blaisdon, Gloucestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Blaisdon, par., W. Gloucestershire, 4 miles N. of Newnham, 927 ac., pop. 203.

Blaisdon, Gloucestershire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

BLAISDON (St. Michael), a parish, in the union and hundred of Westbury, W. division of the county of Gloucester, 9 miles (W.) from Gloucester; containing 264 inhabitants. The village was considerably reduced by fire in 1699, which event is recorded on a tablet in the church, stating that the damage was estimated at £4210. 18. 9. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 7. 3½., and in the patronage of the family of Gordon.

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