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Woodchester is a Gloucestershire village in the Nailsworth (or Woodchester) Valley, a valley in the South Cotswolds in England, running southwards from Stroud along the A46 road to Nailsworth. Woodchester is approximately at the midpoint, about two miles south of Stroud. It is divided into North and South Woodchester, with a side valley between the two settlements.
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Other names by which Woodchester, Gloucestershire has been known in the past
Udecester ~ Udecestre ~ Widecestre
Woodchester, Gloucestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Woodchester, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Gloucestershire - par., 1188 ac., pop. 903; vil., 2½ miles SW. of Stroud by rail; P.O., T.O. Broadcloth, billiard cloths, and pins are manufactured. The church was rebuilt in 1863. There is an endowed school, a Dominican priory where candidates are educated for the Roman Catholic priesthood, and a Franciscan convent with orphanage. Woodchester House, Woodchester Park, and other residences, are in the par.
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