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Highnam, Gloucestershire

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Highnam, Gloucestershire

Highnam is a village and civil parish on the outskirts of the city of Gloucester. It is three miles northwest of the city on the A40, on its way to Ross, west of Alney Island and Over Bridge. The parish includes the villages of Lassington and Over. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 2,014. Highnam was originally made up of farm land, which explains some of its street names (Brimsome Meadow, Poppy Field, Stoney Field, Long Field, Peters Field, Williams Orchard, et al.).
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSO7919
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01452

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

Highnam Linton and Over ~ Hamme

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

Highnam, hamlet, Churcham par., and eccl. dist., also in North Hamlet par., E. Gloucestershire, --dist., pop. 354; hamlet, 2 miles NW. of Gloucester; P.O.; in vncinity is the seat of Highnam Court.

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