The village of Chedworth is in the County of Gloucestershire, 7 miles
from Cirencester, 5 miles from Northleach and eleven miles from Cheltenham.
It is close to the Roman Fosse Way and is roughly 600 feet above sea level.
Chedworth is an attractive Cotswold village, with old and modern Cotswold
stone houses hugging the steep sides of the valley which extends for almost
2 miles along a tributary of the River Coln.
Unlike many of the villages in the Cotswolds, Chedworth remains unspoilt
and off the beaten track apart from Chedworth Roman Villa which as the
crow flies is less than a mile from the nearest house, whilst by road
it is approximately 4.5 miles.
Chedworth is a thriving community and has a village school, church, pub
and a wide range of clubs and societies.
Below are some useful links to the
GREAT WAR CENTENARY 1914-2014. This month we remember:
L/Cpl Walter George Day of the 8th Gloucester Bn who was killed on 7th April 1916 at the age of 29. The son of George and Amelia Day of Lower Chedworth he was shot by a sniper and was the first Chedworth fatal casualty of the Great War. Walter is buried at Rue-Du-Bacquerot No1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, France, (at II F 20) and is commemorated on both Chedworth War memorials.
Pte William Thomas Heyden of the 12th Gloucesters was killed in action on 8th May 1917 at the age of 21. A son of Edward and Julia Heyden of Middle Chedworth, William is commemorated on Bay 6 Arras Memorial, France, and is the only casualty recorded on the Stowell Memorial Plaque.
The History of a Cotswold
This history is now
available - please click here for more details.