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The Bee Shelter
The Bee Shelter

Explore the old village of Hartpury in Gloucestershire that sits around the church

An interesting set of historical buildings set in this quiet Gloucestershire village of Hartpury

Discover the church with its ancient links

Explore the ancient bee shelter in the churchyard with its own special history

Some of the old village buildings at Hartpury
Some of the old village buildings at Hartpury

"...the links to this type of disappearing English village..."

Description |

Explore the remains of the old group of ancient buildings at Hartpury in Gloucestershire.

It lies within the Leadon Vale near the river of the same name. The church of St Mary sits at the heart of the old village, built in around the 11th century with attractive early Norman features. On a sunny afternoon, it offers respite in the cool, quiet building. 

Outside there are other reminders of its ancient beginnings including the tithe barn (now private) and the abbey barn, the water mill (private) and the old chapel. Take an hour or so to wander through this former village centre and the glorious countryside that surrounds.

Also of note is the old Bee Shelter which was restored and moved to the rear of the church where it makes an attractive and interesting aside.

Directions and Map |

Find the village of Hartpury off the A417 road between Gloucester and Ledbury in Gloucestershire

Longitude: -2.320766

Latitude: 51.910864

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