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Hartpury

Historic village in the north of the Forest of Dean. It is home to Hartpury University and College, Historic Bee Shelter, Tithe Barn and St Mary's Church.

Towns and Villages in or near Gloucester


Description

An historic village in the northern part of the Forest of Dean. Home to Hartpury University and College, Historic Bee Shelter, Tithe Barn and St Mary's Church.  There are several interesting piubs in the village.

Today the village is best known for Hartpury University and College. The college was established in the post-World War II 1940s, as an agricultural college with 50 students. The college remained relatively unchanged until 1990, when a rapid expansion programme started with the provision of a large variety of further education courses specialising in the agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing sectors. 

The picture shows the Bee Shelter built in the garden of a house in Nailsworth in the mid 18th century. Threatened with destruction in 1968, it was rescued and restored and given to the Hartpury Historic Buildings Trust who brought it from Hartpury Agricultural College to a spot near Hartpury church. It was built to house and protect 33 straw beehives.

The First World War poet F. W. Harvey, more usually associated with Yorkley, near Lydney, was born at Murrell's End, Hartpury in 1888.


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Location


Hartpury
Gloucestershire
GL19 3BE
O/S Ref: SO 799250

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