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Population: 2500
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Situated only two miles to the east of Gloucester, Barnwood managed to retain its rural character until the late 19th century. The village of Barnwood had developed along Ermin Street, the old Roman Road that linked Gloucester with Oxford and London. The village developed along the Street and by the late 18th century there were about 35 houses in the main part of Barnwood, many with their own small orchards and small holdings. There was an ale house, the Salutation, which closed in 1817 and another that had closed by 1807; the village blacksmith ran a beer shop in the 1850`s!!! Development in the mid 19th century saw many of the older dwellings replaced by houses and villas. A charity school had been founded in the early 18th century, this was replaced by a National school in 1874. The church of St Lawrence was build in the 13th century the chapel and tower being added in the 16th C, major refurbishment and re-building was undertaken in the 1850`s and again in 1873/4. In 1860 the Gloucester Asylum Trust brought Barnwood House, and early 19th century house and converted it into a private asylum, Barnwood House Hospital, it became one of the leading Hospitals dealing with mental health problems in the country. By the 1980`s, with increasing costs and improvements elsewhere the Hospital closed, but the house still retains its links with mental health care, the Barnwood House Trust is an independent charity catering for the needs of those with serious physical and mental disabilities. The former gardens have been transformed into the award winning Barnwood Arboretum, opened by Queen Elizabeth in June 2002, it is a designated nature reserve and has been awarded the "Green Flag Award" in 2005 and 2007. Parts of the parish of Barnwood were taken into Gloucester in 1874 when the city boundary was extended, further chunks were taken until 1967 when Barnwood became completely absorbed into Gloucester


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Ibis Gloucester (0.43 miles)

Ibis Gloucester
Ibis Gloucester hotel is a budget hotel located just outside Gloucester City Centre. Book the hotel for easy access to the M5 motorway, Cheltenham, Barnwood and Barnett Way Business Area. The 127 modern guest rooms ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Gloucester (Barnwood) (0.61 miles)

Premier Inn Gloucester (Barnwood)
Ideally located within easy reach of the M5. Local attractions include Fosse Park shopping centre and Grand Union canal. For shops and local amenities Barnwood town centre is only 2 miles away. Our Gloucester (Barnwood) Premier ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn Gloucester (0.68 miles)

Holiday Inn Gloucester

The Holiday Inn Gloucester - Cheltenham hotel is set on the edge of the Cotswolds and conveniently located in between the City of Gloucester and the town of Cheltenham Spa just off the M5. Ideally ... More | visit website

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Edward Hotel (1.08 miles)

Edward Hotel

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Built in the 1890s, this Grade II Victorian townhouse hotel offers comfortable, well-appointed accommodation at great-value rates just a short stroll from Gloucester city centre. The hotel occupies a privileged position ... More

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The Mulberry House (1.18 miles)

The Mulberry House
A small family run business, the Mulberry House aims to provide a warm reception and an enjoyable stay, whether you’re here with us on business or having a short break away touring Gloucester and its ... More | visit website
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Station Hotel (1.27 miles)

Station Hotel

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This comfortable hotel offers value for money with competitive rates and a convenient location next to the train and bus stations and only a few minutes walk from the town centre ... More

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Centre Lodge Guest House (1.36 miles)

Centre Lodge Guest House
Centre Lodge is a family run guest house which enjoys an excellent central location within Gloucester. It provides budget 3 star rated accommodation with a continental breakfast. Its city centre location mean its just ... More | visit website
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New Inn (1.53 miles)

New Inn

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Situated right in the heart of Gloucester, the New Inn is the perfect place to stay. Fully licensed restaurant, comfortable rooms and a traditional Gloucester welcome.
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Premier Inn Gloucester (Longford) (1.84 miles)

Premier Inn Gloucester (Longford)
Local attractions include National Memorial Arboretum and Drayton Manor. For shops and local amenities Gloucester city centre is only 1 mile away. Our Gloucester (Longford) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Gloucester (1.92 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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