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Blockley, Gloucestershire

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Blockley, Gloucestershire

Blockley is a village and civil parish in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England, about 3 miles northwest of Moreton-in-Marsh. Until 1931 Blockley was an exclave of Worcestershire. The civil parish includes the hamlets of Draycott, Paxford and Aston Magna, and the deserted hamlets of Northwick and Upper Ditchford. Blockley village is on Blockley Brook, a tributary of Knee Brook. Knee Brook forms the northeastern boundary of the parish and is a tributary of the River Stour.
DistrictCotswold
Post townMoreton-in-Marsh
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyWorcs (det), locally in Gloucs
OS GridSP1634
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01386
Population1,997 (2001 Census)
 

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

Blochelei

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

Blockley, par. and vil. with ry. sta., in detached portion of E. Worcestershire, 11½ miles SE. of Evesham, 7870 ac., pop. 2154; P.O., T.O.; the vil. is 2 miles SW. of sta.

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