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Forthampton, Gloucestershire

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Forthampton, Gloucestershire

Forthampton is a village in Gloucestershire, England in the Cotswolds area. The village is located close to the River Severn five miles from the market town of Tewkesbury and features "a great number of interesting buildings", several duck ponds, a church, a collection of thatched cottages and farmsteads, a village hall and a working men's club.
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSO8532
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01684

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

Fortemeltone ~ Forhelmentone

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

Forthampton, par. and vil., E. Gloucestershire, 2½ miles W. of Tewkesbury, 2440 ac., pop. 413; P.O.; 1 mile SE. of vil. is Forthampton Court.

Forthampton, Gloucestershire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

FORTHAMPTON (St. Mary), a parish, in the union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Tewkesbury, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 1½ mile (W.) from Tewkesbury; containing 460 inhabitants. This place was the property of the abbots of Tewkesbury, who had a residence here, now converted into a family mansion called Forthampton Court. The parish is bounded on the north by the road from Tewkesbury to Ledbury, and intersected by that from Gloucester to Worcester, through Upton; it comprises about 2390 acres by admeasurement, of which 1053 are arable, 1003 pasture, and 37 wood. The surface is gently undulated, with the exception of some level meadow-land on the bank of the Severn. The scenery is agreeably diversified with wood and water, and the soil is generally a rich marly loam, resting upon red sandstone; gypsum and blue lias also exist, in the latter of which remains of the ichthyosaurus have been found. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £138; patron, J. Yorke, Esq.: the glebe contains 84 acres, of which 49 are in the parish of Badgeworth.

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