Northleach  Gloucestershire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Northleach like this:

Northleach, small market town, par., and township, Gloucestershire, among the Cotswolds, near the source, of the river Leach, 10 miles NE. of Cirencester - par., 3460 ac., pop. 1186; town and township, pop. 831; P.O., T.O. 1 Bank. Market-day, Wednesday. The principal feature of the town is its handsome church, containing several ancient monuments. Northleach has a free grammar school, founded in 1607. Stock fairs are held twice a year, and much business is done in connection with Cotswold sheep and Hereford short-horned cattle, for which the surrounding district is celebrated.

Northleach through time

Northleach is now part of Cotswold district. Click here for graphs and data of how Cotswold has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Northleach itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Northleach, in Cotswold and Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th June 2024

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