Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire

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Minchinhampton is a town in Gloucestershire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Minchinhampton within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Minchinhampton in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Minchinhampton, town and par., Gloucestershire, near the Thames and Severn Canal, 3½ miles SE. of Stroud, 4791 ac., pop. 4561; P.O., T.O.; woollen cloth mfr. is carried on to some extent, and there are maltings and breweries. Minchinhampton is believed by many to be the site of the battle of Ethandune, in 879. James Bradley (1692-1762), the astronomer, is buried in the churchyard. On Minchinhampton Common the quarries of oolitic and shelly limestone, with their fossil testacea, are interesting to geologists.

Minchinhampton in the Domesday Book

A village in Longtree hundred, in the county of Gloucestershire.

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