Quenington, Gloucestershire, GL7 5BJ
Date of visit: 26th Oct 2020
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Quenington is a nucleated village and larger rural civil parish in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England, on the River Coln 8 miles (13 km) east of Cirencester and 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Fairford. It has a recorded population of 603 people as at the 2011 census.
The place-name ‘Quenington’ is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Qvenintone. This is from the Old English ‘Cwenenatun’ meaning ‘the women’s town or settlement’ (the word ‘queen’ has the same derivation).
It had previously been suggested that the name Quenington could have meant “settlement on the Coln”, the river which flows through the village, though the name ‘Coln’ is of unknown origin. Quenington is mentioned in the Domesday Book in relation to two mills at either end of the village, a water mill and a fulling mill, both now private residences.
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Location – Northing & Westing 51°44’10.5″N, 1°47’22.3″W
Location – Plus code: 9C3WP6P6+F5
Location – what3words: raven.united.aunts
Location – Grid Reference SP 14632 04191
Location – OS X & Y: 204191, 414632
Location – Latitude & Longitude: 51.736241, -1.789511
Location – UK Postcode: GL7 5BJ