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About Toddington

 

Toddington is a village and civil parish in north Gloucestershire in Tewkesbury Borough, located approx 20 km north-east of Cheltenham with a population of around 400 people. The history of the village goes right back to 1086. The Domesday Book makes reference to evidence of an early settlement in and around Toddington with a population of 130 people. There are two parts to the village, "Church Lane" near the church and  "New Town" at the crossing of the B4077 and B4632 roads.

The village, has a large church, St. Andrew's which contains the marble tombs of local nobility, the Tracy family, who variously lived at Sudeley Castle, Hailes Abbey and Toddington Manor.

The area is mainly farming country looking out to glorious hills. Much of the area around Church Lane is designated a listed Historic Garden Area and the area to the north of the B4077 sits in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Beauty. The land to the south of the B4077 is designated a Special Landscape Area.

 

 

Toddington Nursery School is situated next to the village hall. It has purpose built buildings in a fully enclosed rural setting, and provides children from 1 to 5 years old with a safe, encouraging, friendly and caring environment to learn and develop.

Isbourne Valley Primary School operates in the nearby village of Didbrook. It provides a friendly environment in which children flourish.

 

Toddington Manor which lies between New Town and Church Lane, and was bought by the Turner Prize-winning artist Damien Hirst in 2005.

 

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway is a volunteer-run heritage railway which runs along the Gloucestershire/Worcestershire border of the Cotswolds.

Its Headquarters are based at Toddington Station. The GWSR operates between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway and plans to extend to Honeybourne.

 

 

 

 


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