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Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

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Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Winchcombe is a Cotswold town in the local authority district of Tewkesbury, in Gloucestershire, England. Its population according to the 2001 census was 4,379.
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSP0228
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01242

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

Wincelcombe ~ Winchcomb ~ Winchelcomb ~ Winchelcombe ~ Winchelcumbe ~ Wicecombe ~ Wicelcumbe ~ Wincelcumbe

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

Winchcomb, market town and par. with ry. sta., Gloucestershire, on river Isborne, under the Cotswolds, 6½ miles NE. of Cheltenham, 5700 ac., pop. 2834; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. The town was known at Domesday as Wincelcombe, and ranked as a manorial incorporation. The church is ancient. There are a town hall, a mechanics institute, a reading-room, and two endowed schools. The industrial establishments include a silk factory, a papermill, a tanyard, and flour mills. Fairs for horses are held in March and July.

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