The village of Chedworth is in the County of Gloucestershire, 7 miles from Cirencester, 5 miles from Northleach and eleven miles from Cheltenham. It is close to the Roman Fosse Way and is roughly 600 feet above sea level.
Chedworth is a thriving community with a village school, church, pub, farm shop, campsite and a wide range of clubs and societies.
Unlike many of the villages in the Cotswolds, Chedworth remains unspoilt and off the beaten track apart from Chedworth Roman Villa which as the crow flies is less than a mile from the nearest house, whilst by road it is approximately 4.5 miles.
It has a population of about 700 and some 350 households. Unlike many villages it does not have a village centre, instead it extends over a distance of more than a mile along and above a small valley. It comprises Lower, Middle and Upper Chedworth but without any distinct boundaries. The whole village is situated in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Beauty. Much of the village is a conservation area ensuring that wherever possible the distinct character of the village is maintained.
Howard Westlake’s book “The Chedworth Story” tells a detailed story of the history of this rural village. You can see more information about Howard’s book and purchase it online here.
For information about today’s goings on in our village the community’s Hill and Valley Magazine, published 10 times a year and available free to all households in the Parishes of Chedworth and District, gives an insight into the current activities that form life in the area. You can see further details about the magazine as well being able to download recent copies here.