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The small, peaceful village Churcham lies just off the old Roman road that ran from Gloucester to Ross-on-Wye, now the A40, five miles east of Gloucester. Once known Ham & Morton it was changed to Churcham just after the church was built around 1100, but the name reflected the ownership of the manor by the monks at Gloucester Abbey. In the mid 11th century Wolphin de Rue had to give to Gloucester Abby part of his estate as punishment for killing several monks of the Abbey! Although it is recorded the the Saxon noble Ethelmund had granted lands, that may have included Churcham, to the Bishop of Hereford in 780. The church of St.Andrew`s has an aisleless nave, chancel, south porch and a west tower; the tower and nave are basically Norman but the Church underwent a major restoration in 1878 following a serious fire in 1875. An unusual spire, a copy of the spire at Sompting (Sussex), was added as part of the re-build. The carved figure above the north doorway is a 3rd century Romano-British sculpture installed when the church was first built and on the south doorway arch can be seen the remains of 12th/13th century wall paintings. In the churchyard is the grave of Henry Hook VC one of the soldiers who won the Victoria Cross at the battle of Rorke`s Drift. To the north of Churcham in Highnam Wood, extensively replanted in 1798/99, they contain a Pinetum - a collection of conifers - started by Thomas Parry in 1844 along with its historic Victorian Hunting Lodge that was re-built in the rustic style in 1868. Set in fine agricultural land farming was, and is still is, the mainstay of this fine rural village.

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Pinetum Lodge (0.82 miles)

The Pinetum is an historic Victorian hunting lodge well off the beaten track situated in 13 acres of beautiful woodland garden, (a pinetum) planted by Thomas Gambier Parry in 1844, only four miles West of ... More | visit website
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The Wharf House (1.62 miles)

The Wharf House

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The Wharf House offers luxury accommodation, stunning riverside views, and excellent food, using the best of local ingredients. Each of our 7 bedrooms provide wonderful views of the River Severn, ... More

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The Dark Cottages & Lodge (2.29 miles)

The Dark Cottages & Lodge
A 400 year old Grade II Listed black and white farmhouse; with adjacent courtyard surrounded by cottages; Listed timber and stone barn. Set in 32 acres of open countryside with 2 lakes; 1 ornamental with ... More | visit website
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Dark Barn Lodge (2.29 miles)

Dark Barn Lodge

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Over 400 years old, this listed barn had been carefully restored to offer modern facilities whilst retaining the charm of yesteryear.
Set with in 32 acres of picturesque countryside, this family ... More

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Malswick Mill (3.59 miles)

Malswick Mill

A relaxing warm welcome, luxuriously appointed en-suite accomodation and stunningly beautiful setting awaits all our guests. The Mill Bar/Restaurant is the perfect place to meet people or just relax overlooking the grounds, gardens, lakes and ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Gloucester (3.67 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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Linden Tree (3.73 miles)

Linden Tree
The Linden Tree is a Grade II Georgian Listed Building and within easy walking distance of Gloucester town centre. All our rooms are en-suite with a choice of either Twin or Double rooms. All within ... More | visit website
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Metro Inns (3.75 miles)

Metro Inns
Park for free at the Metro Inns Gloucester Hotel, a functional hotel conveniently positioned just off the A38 road in quiet Quedgeley, 10 minutes by car from Gloucester. It provides 60 homely double and twin ... More | visit website
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The Little Thatch (3.77 miles)

The Little Thatch

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The Little Thatch Hotel is 3 miles from Gloucester and junction 12 of the M5. The Little Thatch has a restaurant, free parking and en suite rooms with TVs.

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Conqueror Cottage at Stud Farm (3.90 miles)

Conqueror Cottage at Stud Farm

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Set down a tree lined drive (pictured), these three newly converted, spacious and immaculately presented cottages are delightfully located on the fringes of the village of Blaisdon. ... More

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