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Upleadon, Gloucestershire

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Upleadon, Gloucestershire

Upleadon is a village and civil parish situated 10.5 km north-west of Gloucester. Soon after the Norman conquest Upleadon became part of the estates of Gloucester Abbey and was recorded as such in the Domesday Book. Taking advantage of the nearby river, there was a period when iron forges were a focal point for the community but these were subsequently converted into a flour-mill.
DistrictForest of Dean
Post townGloucester
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSO7526
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
 

Other names by which Upleadon, Gloucestershire has been known in the past

Ledene

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

Upleadon.-- par., in co. and 7 miles NW. of Gloucester, on river Leadon, 1207 ac., pop. 232.

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