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Painswick, Gloucestershire

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Painswick, Gloucestershire

Painswick is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Originally the village grew on the wool trade, but it is now best known for its parish church's yew trees and the local Rococo Garden. The village is mainly constructed of locally quarried Cotswold stone. Many of the buildings feature south-facing attic rooms once used as weavers' workshops. Geographically Painswick is situated on a hill in the Stroud district, overlooking the Stroud valleys.
DistrictStroud district
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSO8609
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 Painswick, Gloucestershire has been known in the past

Painwick ~ Paynswick ~ Wiche

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

Painswick, market town and par., Gloucestershire, 3½ miles NE. of Stroud and 7 SE. of Gloucester, 5614 ac., pop. 4044; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Thursday. The town stands on the southern declivity of Spoonbed Hill, one of the Cotswold range. Quarries of excellent building stones are in the neighbourhood, and give employment to a number of the inhabitants. In vicinity of town is Painswick House, seat.

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