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Uley, Gloucestershire

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Uley, Gloucestershire

Uley is a village in the county of Gloucestershire, England. It is situated in a wooded valley in the Cotswold escarpment, on the road between Dursley and Stroud. The population is around 1,100, but was much greater during the early years of the industrial revolution, when the village was renowned for producing blue cloth. The placename (recorded as Euuelege in the Domesday Book) probably signifies 'clearing in a yew wood'.
DistrictStroud
Post townDursley
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridST7898
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Population1,170
 

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

Uly ~ Vleigh ~ Euuelege

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

Uley, par. and vil., Gloucestershire, among the Cotswolds, 2 miles E. of Dursley and 6 SW. of Stroud, 1492 ac., pop. 1043; P.O., T.O.; Uley House and Uley Lodge are seats; at Uley Bury, a double-ditched camp, Roman coins have been found.

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