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Harescombe, Gloucestershire

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Harescombe, Gloucestershire

Harescombe is a small village in Gloucestershire, England. It is situated five miles south of Gloucester. It is thought the name of the village is derived from a combination of the Celtic term "cwm" (valley) and the Saxon term "here" (army), thus the full meaning of "Harescombe" would be "the Army's Valley".
Post townGloucester
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSO8310
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western

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

Harescomb ~ Hersecome

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

Harescombe, par., E. Gloucestershire, 3½ m. NW. of Stroud, 478 ac., pop. 149; contains the seat H. Grange.

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