Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

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Winchcombe is a town in Gloucestershire

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

Winchcombe in historic gazetteers

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

Winchcomb, market town and par. with ry. sta., Gloucestershire, on river Isborne, under the Cotswolds, 6½ miles NE. of Cheltenham, 5700 ac., pop. 2834; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. The town was known at Domesday as Wincelcombe, and ranked as a manorial incorporation. The church is ancient. There are a town hall, a mechanics institute, a reading-room, and two endowed schools. The industrial establishments include a silk factory, a papermill, a tanyard, and flour mills. Fairs for horses are held in March and July.

Winchcombe in the Domesday Book

A village in Greston hundred, in the county of Gloucestershire. is a Good Stuff website.