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Towns and Villages in or near Gloucester


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

There are a number of half-timbered, thatched cottages around the village, some of which are only visible from the network of footpaths. Glebelands behind The Royal Exchange and Broads Orchard (close to Corsend Farm) are two 15th Century examples. Catsbury Cottage (at the foot of Catsbury Hill) was until recently thought to date from the 17th Century but is now considered to be earlier. Pears Cottage in Corsend Road is another survivor of Hartpury's early days.

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.


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