Forthampton, Gloucestershire, GL19 4QF
Date of visit: 8th Oct 2020
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Forthampton is a village in Gloucestershire, England in the Cotswolds area. The village is located three miles from the market town of Tewkesbury and features “a great number of interesting buildings”, fine views, several duck ponds, a church, a collection of thatched cottages and farmsteads, a village hall and a village club. Forthampton was designated a Conservation Area in 2003 due to its special architectural and historic interest, character and appearance which it was desirable to preserve and enhance. Notable features of the village include extensive historic buildings clustered around farm houses situated at the centre of the village, the many roadside ponds and grass verges around and between buildings and significant panoramic views.
In the churchyard, there is a whipping post and stocks, west of the church. The post has manacles and stocks for three which have survived from 1787. At the bottom of the hill is the Pound Pond, which is believed to have been the ducking pool for scolding wives.
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Location – Northing & Westing 51°59’32.0″N, 2°12’39.7″W
Location – Plus code: 9C3VXQRQ+VH
Location – what3words: hogs.collision.craziest
Location – Grid Reference SO 85607 32663
Location – OS X & Y: 232663, 385607
Location – Latitude & Longitude: 51.992225, -2.211025
Location – UK Postcode:. GL19 4QF