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Huntley

Towns and Villages in or near Huntley


Description

This small, thriving village on the edge of the Forest is situated on the A40 road from Gloucester to Ross-on-Wye, with its own church which was built as early as 1100 A.D. It grew up at the foot of the Forest escarpment at the junction of two important Forest roads, the Gloucester-Ross road and the Gloucester-Mitcheldean road - both of which had their origins in the Roman period. These were both turn-piked in 1726 and the Toll House, which was built in c1830 still stands at the junction.

A mainly agricultural parish, Huntley was an early manor but is mainly notable for its Church of St John the Baptist. The original Norman 12th century church was demolished in 1861 except for its tower, during a major restoration undertaken by Teulon, the famous architect who was notable for his Decorated Gothic interpretations of earlier church building styles. The rebuilding was paid for by Huntley's rector, Daniel Capper, who gave the architect free rein and the resulting church proved to be one of Teulon's most enterprising and original designs, Teulon also built Huntley Manor (a mile to the North West) which, thanks to its decorated turrets has been described as a French chateau but in reality was another original design.


Features

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Location




O/S Ref: SO 7119

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On the A40 mid-way between Gloucester and Ross-on-Wye.

  • Cinderford
  • Gloucester
  • Huntley
  • Newent