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Whitminster, Gloucestershire

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Whitminster, Gloucestershire

Whitminster is a village in Gloucestershire, on the A38 trunk road about six miles south of Gloucester. It was formerly known as Wheatenhurst, the name being changed officially in 1945. Wheatenhurst manor, with Whitminster House and the parish church of St Andrew, lies about a mile to the west of the modern village. It has one pub, 'The Old Forge', a village shop, a chip shop, a Chinese restaurant and takeaway, an Indian takeaway and a recently refurbished hotel, The Whitminster Inn.
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSO7708
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
 

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

Wheatenhurst

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

Wheatenhurst, par., Gloucestershire, on river Severn, 3 miles NW. of Stonehouse, 1267 ac., pop. 364; contains Whitminster, vil.; P.O.

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