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The Villages Of The Cotswolds


The Village

Cottages along the High Street Avening Avening is a large village perched on a steep hillside of the Gloucestershire Avon. Formerly a cloth-making centre, the village became prosperous during the period of the Cotswold wool trade & mills continued to produce cloth late into the twentieth century. There have been settlements in or around the village for thousands of years & several burial chambers are situated within walking distance of the village.

The village church is the only church in Britain to be built by a Queen. Dedicated to the Holy Rood, the church was consecrated in the presence of Queen Matilda in 1080.

Fountain erected in memory of William Fowles, 1835-1896 During September the custom known as "Pig Face Sunday" is celebrated & is said to date back to the consecration of the church.


Getting Here

The village is 3 miles from Tetbury & 3 miles from Nailsworth.

Bus services connecting the village:

Nearest rail station is Stroud



If you are visiting the village, be aware that there is only on street parking so please be respectful.


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