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County - Gloucestershire | Map
Tel code: 01453 | code search
Postcode: GL6 | code search
Population: 2550
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Folk Customs:
Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling
Cotswold Olimpick Shin-Kicking
Cranham Feast
Gloucesters Royal Lamprey Pie Gift
Marshfield Mummers
Pig Face Day
Randwick Wap
St Briavels Bread and Cheese Throwing
Tetbury Sack Race

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On it`s journey westwards from the Cotswolds to the River Seven, the River Frome and it`s tributaries have cut a series of deep, narrow, wooded valleys, more Alpine in appearance than the rolling hills to the east. The village of Chalford lies mostly on the northern side of a valley known from the seventeenth century as the "Golden Valley", so named because of the glorious autumnal colours and hues of the wooded slopes (or because of the vast fortunes made by the mill owners!!). Chalford is an amalgam of five smaller villages - Chalford; Chalford Hill (Lynch); France Lynch;Bussage and Brownshill - these villages grew to house the weavers and other cloth workers, including Huguenot refugees, as a result of the expansion of the woollen and silk making industries. Chalford has many handsome Georgian clothers houses, nonconformist chapels and mills. The parish church of Christ Church was built in 1724 with a classical arcade on the northern side altered at different time during the 19th century and furnished by the Arts & Crafts Movement. Opposite the church is a Round House, one of a series of unique dwellings built by the Seven & Thames Canal Co. in the 1780`s to house the Lengthman who was responsible for this stretch of the canal. The decline in the wool trade during the 19th & 20th centuries lead to a falling population and cottages being left unrepaired. However, over the last 40 years the value of historical buildings and villages has been recognised and Chalford is now a thriving community with many of the former weavers cottages undergoing restoration.

Pub and Bar

New Red Lion
Ragged Cot Inn
The Crown Inn

School

Christ Church Primary School

Shops

Lavender Bakehouse & Coffee Shop
Chalford Community Stores and Post Office

Places to Stay near Chalford

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The Ragged Cot (0.80 miles)

The Ragged Cot
The Proprietors would like to offer you a warm welcome to enjoy the pleasant and atmospheric vibrancy of The Ragged Cot accommodation. We are a lovely 3 Star Accredited Visit Britain Accommodation which is Located ... More | visit website
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Ragged Cot Inn (0.80 miles)

Ragged Cot Inn

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Dating in part from the 17th Century, The Ragged Cot enjoys modern facilities while retaining the charm of a traditional Cotswold Inn. Set beside 600 acres of National Trust common land and ... More

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Pretoria Villa (1.18 miles)

Pretoria Villa
Pretoria Villa Bed and Breakfast is a Victorian Cotswold Stone home, situated in the peaceful village of Eastcombe which lies above the beautiful Toadsmoor Valley. The B&B is situated down a quiet country lane, yet only ... More
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Crown Inn (1.70 miles)

Crown Inn
Nestling in the Cotswold village of Frampton Mansell lies the Crown Inn. A seventeenth century ‘cider house’ that is steeped in history and is, quite simply, a perfect village pub. Roaring log fires; delicious, traditional, home-cooked ... More | visit website
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Burleigh Court Hotel (1.76 miles)

Burleigh Court Hotel

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Nestling on the edge of a steep hillside overlooking the Golden Valley, this 18th century Cotswold stone manor house is a hidden gem in the heart of Royal Gloucestershire.

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Trap House Court (1.83 miles)

Trap House Court

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Our holiday let is a beautiful newly built terraced cottage in a courtyard setting. Recently finished to a high standard, it offers contemporary accommodation in the heart of the historic ... More

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Forwood Farm (2.15 miles)

Forwood Farm

A warm welcome awaits at Forwood Farm
A beautiful 17th Century Cotswold country house recently totally renovated to a high standard offering luxurious ensuite accommodation. Forwood Farm enjoys a most beautiful and peaceful ... More | visit website

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Bear of Rodborough (2.48 miles)

Bear of Rodborough

In the historic south-west corner of the Cotswolds, high above Stroud on the wilds of Rodborough Common, stands the handsome Bear of Rodborough Hotel. Originally built in the 17th century, this former coaching inn provided ... More | visit website

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The Old Lodge (2.68 miles)

The Old Lodge
In 1213, after the Norman Conquest, the wooded land we now know as Minchinhampton Common was confiscated and given to l`Abbaye aux Dames in Caen. Some 800 years later and Christophe (a Norman himself) and ... More | visit website
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Amberley Inn (2.93 miles)

Amberley Inn
The Amberley Inn is one of those Cotswold hotels that is the epitome of English hospitality. Recently refurbished, we have 14 bedrooms and are one of the few Hotels in Stroud with such an enviable ... More | visit website

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