British Place Names

A comprehensive online gazetteer

Home » Gloucestershire » Fairford, Gloucestershire - local map, administrative data, historical information and reader comments

Fairford, Gloucestershire

Local area map loading...

Fairford, Gloucestershire

Fairford is a small town in Gloucestershire, England. The town lies in the Cotswolds on the River Coln, about 6 miles east of Cirencester, 4 miles west of Lechlade and 9 miles north of Swindon. Nearby are RAF Fairford and the Cotswold Water Park.
Post townFairford
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSP1500
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01285
Population3,219 (2001 census)

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

Faireford ~ Fareforde

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

Fairford, par. and vil. with ry. sta., E. Gloucestershire, on river Colne, 8 miles E. of Cirencester and 26 miles SW. of Oxford, 4012 ac., pop. 1525; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; in vicinity of vil. is the seat of Fairford Park.

Your comments about Fairford, Gloucestershire

What do you know about Fairford, Gloucestershire? Give us the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions here!

comments powered by Disqus