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Help and advice for COLESBOURNE, Gloucestershire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

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COLESBOURNE, Gloucestershire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"COLESBOURNE, a parish in the hundred of Rapsgate, in the county of Gloucester, 7½ miles from Cheltenham, its post town, and the same distance from the Cirencester railway station. It is situated near the head of the river Thames, and under Colesborne Pen Hill, one of the highest in the county. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £127, in the patronage of J. H. Elwes, Esq. The church, dedicated to St. James, is an ancient stone structure in the early perpendicular style of architecture, and has been recently repaired. Here is a free school, built and maintained by John II. Elwes, Esq., who is lord of the manor. Colesborne House is a fine structure in the Elizabethan style. Remains of a Roman villa have been found."

"COMBEND, a village in the parish of Colesbourne, in the county of Gloucester, 6 miles N.W. of Cirencester. It is situated on the line of the Roman way, called Ermine Street, and was the site of a villa with bath attached, the remains of which were discovered in 1800."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]