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Tetbury, Gloucestershire

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Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Tetbury is a small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. It lies on the site of an ancient hill fort, on which an Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded, probably by Ine of Wessex, in 681. The population of the parish was 5,250 in the 2001 census. During the Middle Ages, Tetbury became an important market for Cotswold wool and yarn.
DistrictCotswold
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridST8993
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01666
Population5,250 (2001 Census)
 

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

Tetburie ~ Tutbury

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

Tetbury, small town and par., Gloucestershire, 11 miles SW. of Cirencester - par., 4582 ac., pop. 3237; town, 60 ac., pop. 2419; P.O., T.O.; 1 Bank. Tetbury is a place of great antiquity. It is supposed to occupy the site of a British stronghold, and had anciently a monastic establishment. It has extensive fairs and markets, and considerable trade in agricultural produce.

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