Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1SY
Date of visit: 25th Nov 2021
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Cheltenham is a large spa town and borough on the edge of the Cotswolds in the county of Gloucestershire, England. Cheltenham became known as a health and holiday spa town resort following the discovery of mineral springs in 1716, and claims to be the most complete Regency town in Britain.
Cheltenham stands on the small River Chelt, which rises nearby at Dowdeswell and runs through the town on its way to the Severn. It was first recorded in 803, as Celtan hom; the meaning has not been resolved with certainty, but latest scholarship concludes that the first element preserves a pre-British noun cilta, ‘steep hill’, here referring to the Cotswold scarp; the second element may mean ‘settlement’ or ‘water-meadow’. As a royal manor, it features in the earliest pages of the Gloucestershire section of Domesday Book where it is named Chintenha[m]. The town was awarded a market charter in 1226.
Listed Status Historic Eng. Ref. 1387126 20/11/1987
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Location – Northing & Westing 51°53’42.8″N, 2°04’58.9″W
Location – Plus code: 9C3VVWW8+3Q
Location – what3words: parent.fakes.flash
Location – Grid Reference SO 94382 21856
Location – OS X & Y: 221856, 394382
Location – Latitude & Longitude: 51.895227, -2.083049
Location – UK Postcode: GL50 1SY