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    A

    Abbots Barton
    Bertune: Gloucester Abbey.
    Part of Gloucester.

    Acton (Ilger)
    Actune:
    Lost.

    Acton Turville
    Achetone: Arnulf de Hesdin.

    Adlestrop
    Tedestrop: Evesham Abbey.
    Humphrey Repton designed the gardens of Adlestrop Park (c.1750).

    Alderley
    Alrelie: Miles Crispin. Mill.

    Alderton
    Aldritone: Dunning from the king; a man-at-arms from Winchcombe Abbey.
    Church with a broken Saxon font.

    Aldsworth
    Aldesorde / wrde: Gloucester Abbey, Alfward FitzReinbald from the king.
    Last surviving flock of pedigree Cotswold sheep.

    Alkerton
    Alcrintone: Edric FitzKetel from the king. Mill.

    Alkington
    Almintune: King's land.
    Farm.

    Almondsbury
    Almondesberie: King's land.
    Roman entrenchments; 2 Elizabethan houses; Knole Park and Over Court.

    Alveston
    Alwestan: King's land, formerly Earl Harold.
    Ruined church with a Saxon tympanum; Roman tumulus.

    Alvington
    Alwintune: Thurstan FitzRolf. Mill. 20 blooms of iron, 8 sesters of honey.

    Ampney
    Omenie:
    Lost.

    Ampney Crucis
    Omenel: Thurstan FitzRolf and Baldwin from the king; Humphrey the Chamberlain. Church, mill.
    Saxon church; cornmill; 15th century cross.

    Ampney St. Mary
    Omenie: Reinbald from the king. 2 mills.

    Ampney ('St. Nicholas')
    Arnulf de Hesdin.
    Part of Ampney St. Peter.

    Ampney St. Peter
    Omenie: Gloucester Abbey. Mill.
    Saxon church.

    Arlingham
    Erlingeham: King's land.

    Arlington
    Alvredintune: King's land. 2 mills.
    Arlington Row cottages, part of Bibury. Mill, now a museum.

    Ashbrook
    Esbroc / Estbroce:
    Lost.

    Ashleworth
    Esceleuuorde: King's land.
    Tithe barn; 2 half-timbered houses of 1460.

    Ashley
    Esselie: Durand the Sheriff.

    Aston Blank (Cold Aston)
    Estone: Drogo from Bishop of Worcester.

    Aston on Carrant
    Estone: King's land; Gerard from the king.

    Aston Subedge
    Estune: Lambeth Church.
    17th century manor. Famous Cotswold Games were held here.

    Aust
    Austrecliue: Thurstan FitzRolf from Bishop of Worcester.
    The start of the Severn Bridge. Important dinosaur fossils were found at Rhacklin Bed and Aust Passage.

    Avening
    Aveninge: King's land. 5 mills, hawk's eyrie.
    Stone Age long barrows. Pubs serve 'pigs face' on 'Pigs Face Sunday' in mid September to commemorate a wild boar killing.

    Awre
    Avre: King's land. Salthouse, church, mill.
    Church with Saxon mortuary chest.

    Aylworth
    Ailewrde / Elewrde: William Goizenboded; Walter from Gilbert FitzThorold.

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    Badgeworth
    Beiewrde: William d'Eu. Mill.

    Badminton
    Madmintune: Arnulf de Hesdin.
    Home of the Dukes of Beaufort since the 7th century; gave its name to a hunt and a game brought from India.

    Bagendon
    Benwedene: Gilbert from Hugh de Lasne. Mill.
    Trinity Mill, on a Saxon site, still has machinery in situ. Coins were minted here in the Early Iron Age.

    Barnsley
    Bernesleis: Durand and Eudo from Bishop of Worcester.
    Barnsley Park, a 17th century house, once housed Isaac Newton's library. In the park are the remains of a Roman villa.

    Barnwood
    Berneuude: Gloucester Abbey before and after 1066.
    Part of Gloucester; birthplace of Sir Edmund Saunders, beggar turned judge (17th century) and inventor Charles Wheatstone (b.1802).

    'Barton Regis'
    Bertune: King's land. 2 mills.
    Part of Bristol.

    Batsford
    Beceshore: Ansfrid de Cormeilles.
    Batsford Park and Lord Redesdale's Arboretum.

    Baunton
    Baudintone / tune: Geoffrey Orlateile; Edric FitzKetel from the king.

    Bedminster
    Beiminstre: King's land and Bishop of Coutances from the king. Mill.
    Part of Bristol.

    Berkeley
    Berchelai: King's land. 2 mills, 1 market.
    Small town where Double Gloucester cheese is made; birthplace of Edward Jenner (1749-1823), discoverer of vaccination. Edward II was murdered in the 11th century castle.

    Beverston
    Beurestane: King's land.
    13th century castle; 2 stone medieval barns.

    Bibury
    Begeberie: Bishop of Worcester. 2 mills.
    Church with Saxon features; famous group of cottages: Arlington Row; 17th century mill. Bibury Court (1635) is now an hotel.

    Bishops Cleeve
    Clive: Bishop of Worcester.
    The old rectory (13th century) is the oldest parsonage in England.

    Bishop's Norton
    Nortune: Archbishop of York. Mill.

    Bisley
    Biselege: Robert from Earl Hugh. 5 mills. 2 sesters of honey.

    Bitton
    Betone: Dunn from the king.

    Bledington
    Bladinton: Winchcombe Abbey. Mill.

    Bledisloe
    Bliteslau:
    Lost.

    Blockley
    Blochelei: Bishop of Worcester.
    Northwick House.

    Boddington
    Botingtune / intone: Gerard the Chamberlain from Westminster Abbey and the King. Mill.
    Tudor manor house.

    Bourton-on-the-Hill
    Bortune: Westminster Abbey.
    Tithe barn; home of Sir Thomas Overbury, poisoned in the 16th century in the Tower of London.

    Bourton-on-the-Water
    Bortune: Robert FitzAlfred from Evesham Abbey.
    On Saxon site; model village and Birdland.

    Boxwell
    Boxewelle: Gloucester Abbey. Mill.
    Charles II came to its manor house after the Battle of Worcester.

    Brawn
    Brewere: Miles Crispin from the king.
    Farm.

    Brimpsfield
    Brimesfelde: Osbern Giffard. 2 mills.

    Bristol
    Bristou: King's land; Bishop of Coutances. 2 mills.
    Famous seaport, manufacturing centre and University city with many fine Regency buildings. The Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed in 1830.

    Broadwell
    Bradewelle: Evesham Abbey.
    Georgian manor.

    Brockworth
    Brocowardinge: Hugh de Lasne. Mill.
    Suburb of Gloucester; a Norman church and 15th century barn remain.

    Bromsberrow
    Brunmeberge: Ralph de Tosny, formerly Earl Harold.

    Brookthorpe
    Brostorp: King's land.

    Buckland
    Bochelande: Gloucester Abbey.
    Manor; church with a medieval mazer bowl.

    Bulley
    Bulelege: Walter Balistarius.

    Burnt Norton
    Nortune: Ansfrid de Cormeilles.

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    Calcot
    Caldecot: St. Denis's Church, Paris.

    Caldicot
    Caldecote:
    Lost.

    Cam
    Camma: King's land.
    Part of Dursley town. A cloth mill, founded here in 1815, is still working.

    Carswall
    Crasowel: Odo from Roger de Lacy.
    Manor house.

    Cassey Compton
    Bishop of Worcester.

    Castlett
    Cateslat: William Goizenboded. Mill.
    Farm.

    Charfield
    Cirvelde: Jocelyn le Breton. Mill.
    Light industry.

    Charingworth
    Cheuringaurde: Roger from Ralph de Tosny.
    Several manor houses nearby.

    Charlton Abbots
    Cerletone: Winchcombe Abbey. Mill.
    Stone Age grave (Belas Knap); 2 excavated Roman villas; 2 springs; Tudor manor house.

    Chedworth
    Cedeorde: King's land. 3 mills, a salt toll.
    Straggling. A Long Barrow and Chedworth Roman Villa and Museum are in the woods.

    Cheltenham
    Chinteneham: King's land; Reinbald from Cirencester Church. 5 mills. 20 cows, 20 pigs, 16s for bread, formerly 3,000 loaves for dogs.
    Town, Saxon in origin and made famous as a spa by George III. Now a prosperous commercial centre with fine Regency buildings.

    Cherington
    Cerintone: Geoffrey from Miles Crispin. Mill.
    Georgian cottages.

    Chesterton
    Hugh from William FitzBaderon.
    Suburb of Cirencester.

    Chipping Campden
    Campedene: Earl Hugh, formerly Earl Harold. 2 mills.
    Small town, a 'wool' town in the Middle Ages; 14th century Grevel's House; the remains of Campden House, burnt in 1645.

    Churcham
    Hamme: Gloucester Abbey.
    The church had a hunt here both before and after 1066. Churcham Court, now a farmhouse.

    Churchdown
    Cirecesdune: Archbishop of York.
    Suburb of Gloucester.

    Church Icomb
    Iacumbe: Bishop of Worcester; for the supply of the monks.
    Now Icomb; Icomb Place, a 15th century manor house.

    Cirencester
    Cirecestre: King's land (before 1066 the Queen had the sheeps' wool). Hugh from William FitzBaderon; Cirencester Church. 3 mills.
    Town based on light industry and agriculture. As Corinium it was the second largest Roman town in the British Isles; many Roman remains. An important medieval 'wool' town, it declined in the 19th century.

    Clifton
    Clistone: Roger FitzRalph.
    Part of Bristol; Georgian spa with fine Regency buildings; Bristol University buildings; Clifton Suspension Bridge.

    Clingre
    Claenhangare: King's land; Roger from the king.
    2 farms; manor house.

    Coaley
    Covelege: King's land.

    Coberley
    Coberleie / Culberlege: Roger de Berkeley.

    Cold Ashton
    Ecestone: Bath Church. Mill.
    Battlefields House, named after the Battle of Lansdown (1643).

    Coln Rogers
    King's land.
    Saxon church with nave and chancel intact.

    Coln St. Aldwyn's
    Culne: Gloucester Abbey. 2 mills.
    Between large estates; Elizabethan manor.

    Coln St. Dennis
    Colne: St. Denis's Church, Paris.

    Combe Baskerville
    Icubee:
    Lost.

    Compton Abdale
    Contone / Cuntune: Archbishop of York. Mill.

    Compton Greenfield
    Contone: Gilbert FitzTurold from Bishop of Worcester.

    Condicote
    Condicote / Cornicote: Archbishop of York; Osbern from Bishop of Worcester; William Breakwolf; Osbern from Durand the Sheriff.
    Surrounded by prehistoric earthworks and burial mounds.

    Cowley
    Kulege: Pershore Abbey. Mill.
    Manor house.

    Cromhall Abbots
    Cromale / Cromhal: King's land.
    Abbotside Farm.

    Cromhall Lygon
    Cromale / Cromhal:
    Lost.

    Culkerton
    Culcorto(r)ne: Herbert from William d'Eu; Ansketel from Roger d'Ivry; Roger d'Ivry from Durand the Sheriff.

    Cutsdean
    Codestune: Archdeacon Alric from Bishop of Worcester.

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    Daylesford
    Eilesford: Stephen FitzFulcred from Bishop of Worcester; Bishop of Bayeux.
    Daylesford House, home of Warren Hastings, 1st Governor General of British India (1774-84).

    Deerhurst Walton
    Valton: St. Denis's Church, Paris.

    Didmarton
    Dedmertone: Ansketel from Durand the Sheriff.
    At source of the River Avon; site of a camp for French POWs during the Napoleonic wars.

    Ditchford
    Dicford: Richard from Evesham Abbey; Ansgot from Bishop of Worcester.
    Now Ditchford Hill.

    Dixton
    Dricledene: Humphrey from the king.

    Dodington
    Dodintone: Roger from Bishop of Coutances; Roger of Berkeley.
    Dodington Park, built by James Wyatt and landscaped by Capability Brown.

    Dowdeswell
    Dodesuuelle: Robert from Bishop of Worcester.
    Several manor houses.

    Down Ampney
    Omenie: King's land.
    Birthplace of the composer Ralph Vaughan-Williams (1872-1958).

    Down Hatherley
    Athelai: King's land.
    Straggling.

    Doynton
    Didintone: Bishop of Coutances. 2 mills.
    Mill.

    Driffield
    Drifelle: Reinbald the Priest.

    Dumbleton
    Dubentone / Dunbentune: Abingdon Abbey; William Goizenboded; William Breakwolf; Ralph from Durand the Sheriff. Mill.
    Dumbleton Hall, designed by George S. Repton (1830).

    Duntisbourne
    Duntes / Dantesborne:
    Lost.

    Duntisbourne Abbots
    Duntesborne / Tantesborne: Gloucester Abbey; Ansfrid de Cormeilles.
    Cotswold Farm has a window by Sir Edward Burne-Jones.

    Duntisbourne Hotat
    Duntesborne: Bernard from Ansfrid de Cormeilles; Gilbert from Roger de Lacy.
    Now Middle Duntisbourne.

    Duntisbourne Leer
    Duntesborne: Lyre Abbey.
    Ford.

    Duntisbourne Rouse
    Duntesborne / Tantesborne: Ralph from Durand the Sheriff.
    Church with a Saxon nave. Pinbury Park with its Nuns Walk was the home of furniture-maker Ernest Gimson before his death in 1919.

    Dursley
    Dersilege: King's land.
    Market town.

    Dyrham
    Dirham: William FitzGuy. 3 mills.
    17th century mansion and deer park.

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    Eastleach Martin
    Lec(c)e: Walter FitzPoyntz; Drogo FitzPoyntz. 2 mills.
    Divided from Eastleach Turville by the river, but connected by a footbridge of flat paving stones called Keble's Bridge.

    Eastleach Turville
    Lec(c)e: William from Roger de Lacy.
    John Keble preached here for 8 years.

    Ebrington
    Bristentune: William Goizenboded. 2 mills.
    Thatched cottages; manor.

    Edgeworth
    Egeisuurde / Egesworde: Roger de Lacy claims from Earl Hugh; Roger de Lacy. Mill.
    Remains of a Saxon church; manor house; Edgeworth Mill Farm.

    Elberton
    Elbertone: King's land.
    Remains of a Roman camp; Jacobean manor house.

    Elkstone
    Elchestane: Ansfrid de Cormeilles.

    Ellings
    Telinge:
    Lost.

    Elmstone
    Almundestan: Reinbald from Westminster Abbey.
    Now Elmstone Hardwicke.

    English Bicknor
    Bicanofre: William FitzNorman.
    Remains of a motte and bailey castle.

    Etloe
    Ete(s)lau: Roger de Berkeley from the king.

    Evenlode
    Eunilade: Hereward from Bishop of Worcester. Mill.
    Tudor manor house.

    Evington
    Giuingtune:
    Lost.

    Eycot
    Aicote: Ordric from Bishop of Worcester. Mill.
    Now Eycotfield.

    Eyford
    Aiforde: Hascoit Musard.
    Eyford Park manor house where Milton wrote some of Paradise Lost.

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    Fairford
    Fareforde: King's land. 3 mills.
    Small town with a mill, the birthplace of John Keble (1792-1866).

    Farmcote
    Fernecote: Geoffrey from William Goizenboded.

    Farmington
    Tormentone: Walter FitzPoyntz from Archbishop of York.
    Gabled pump house; its roof was donated by Farmington USA in 1935.

    Fiddington
    Fitentone: King's land; Tewkesbury Abbey.

    Forthampton
    Fortemeltone / Forhelmentone: King's land; Ansgot from the king; Lyre Abbey. Hawk's eyrie.
    17th century timber-framed cottages.

    Foxcote
    Fuscote: Morin from Bishop of Worcester.

    Frampton
    Freolintune: Winchcombe Abbey.
    Frampton Farm.

    Frampton Cotterell
    Frantone: Walter Balistarius.
    Adjacent to Bristol; famous for making felt hats.

    Frampton Mansell
    Frantone: Robert de Tosny. Mill.
    William and Mary farmhouse almost under the railway arches.

    Frampton-on-Severn
    Frantone: Drogo FitzPoyntz (Roger de Lacy wrongfully holds 1 hide). Mill.
    On a canal; half-timbered houses; large village green. Frampton Court is a Georgian manor house.

    Fretherne
    Fridorne: Thurstan FitzRolf.

    Frocester
    Frowcestre: Gloucester Abbey.
    Fine old tithe barn. Elizabeth I visited Frocester Court, built on the site of a Roman villa.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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