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Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire

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Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire

Sheepscombe is a small village in Gloucestershire, 6.5 miles south-east of Gloucester, 6 miles north-east of Stroud, and 1+⁄2 miles east of Painswick, lying just off the A46 and B4070 roads. The first record of the village dates from around 1260, with the original name of Sebbescumbe - the name possibly comes from the names of early local settlers named Ebba or Sebba. 'Combe' means valley.
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSO8910
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
 

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

Shepscombe

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

Sheepscombe, eccl. dist. and vil., Painswick par., Gloucestershire - dist., pop. 555; vil., 3 miles N. of Stroud; P.O.

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