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Coordinates: 51°44′20″N 2°13′41″W / 51.739°N 2.228°W / 51.739; -2.228

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Rodborough
Rodborough
is a civil parish in the district of Stroud, Gloucestershire, in Southwest England. It is directly south of the town of Stroud, north of the town of Nailsworth
Nailsworth
and north-west of the village of Minchinhampton. Until 1974 much of the parish was part of the Stroud Urban District Council and forms part of the Stroud urban area along with Stroud and Cainscross. The population taken at the 2011 census was 5,334.[1]

An entrance to Rodborough
Rodborough
Fort

Built on a hill, Rodborough
Rodborough
is located near Rodborough
Rodborough
Common, a public recreation area popular with walkers. Most of the common land was donated to the National Trust in 1937 by Thomas Bainbrigge Fletcher (1878–1950), an entomologist. It is little known that this was dependent on a subscription fund of £700 being raised to pay for the maintenance and upkeep of the common.[2] Rodborough Common
Rodborough Common
is a Site of Special
Special
Scientific Interest.[3] Main article: Rodborough
Rodborough
Common The parish has two primary schools, several public houses, a large hotel called The Bear of Rodborough
Rodborough
Hotel and a community hall. It is home to the historic Winstones Ice Cream Factory. It has a large and active Christian community who attend the Church of England parish church of St. Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene
or Rodborough
Rodborough
Tabernacle United Reformed Church, and its various clubs and societies include a football club, a Scout group and a mother and toddler network. Rodborough
Rodborough
is served by Rodborough
Rodborough
Parish Council, Stroud District Council and Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
County Council. The local newspaper is the Stroud News & Journal and the parish council also produces a quarterly newsletter called The Commoner. For children there are several playgrounds in Rodborough
Rodborough
and the community hall hosts a youth club every Friday night. Many activities are held there are guest speakers and cooking.

Contents

1 Governance 2 Notable people 3 References 4 External links

Governance[edit] An electoral ward in the same name exists. All of this ward is within the civil parish and a reduced population therefore applies. At the 2011 Census it was 4,543 only.[4] Notable people[edit] The Gothic Revival architect Benjamin Bucknall
Benjamin Bucknall
was born in Rodborough in 1833. He designed the uncompleted Woodchester Mansion
Woodchester Mansion
and a number of houses and Roman Catholic churches and convents, particularly in Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
and South Wales. In later life he worked in Algiers. The Reverend Wilbert Awdry
Wilbert Awdry
who wrote The Railway Series
The Railway Series
that inspired Thomas & Friends, moved to 30 Rodborough
Rodborough
Avenue in 1965 and lived there until his death on 21 March 1997. [5] References[edit]

^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 March 2015.  ^ Stroud History website ^ Natural England SSSI information on the citation, map and units of assessment ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 30 March 2015.  ^ [www.rodboroughparishchurch.org.uk/history/rev-awdry/ Rev. Awdry Rodborough
Rodborough
Parish Church] Retrieved 2018-01-16.

External links[edit]

Stroud News & Journal Rodborough
Rodborough
Parish Council St. Mary Magdalene
Mary Magdalene
Parish Church Bear of Rodborough
Rodborough
Hotel Historic photos of Rodborough
Rodborough
Fort The Old Endowed School in Rodborough Stroud Voices ( Rodborough
Rodborough
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