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Northleach is a small Cotswold market town in Gloucestershire, England. It constitutes the major part of the civil parish of Northleach with Eastington. The nearest railway stations are Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham and Shipton on the Cotswold Line.
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Other names by which Northleach, Gloucestershire has been known in the past
North Leach ~ Lecce
Northleach, Gloucestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Northleach, small market town, par., and township, Gloucestershire, among the Cotswolds, near the source, of the river Leach, 10 miles NE. of Cirencester - par., 3460 ac., pop. 1186; town and township, pop. 831; P.O., T.O. 1 Bank. Market-day, Wednesday. The principal feature of the town is its handsome church, containing several ancient monuments. Northleach has a free grammar school, founded in 1607. Stock fairs are held twice a year, and much business is done in connection with Cotswold sheep and Hereford short-horned cattle, for which the surrounding district is celebrated.
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