Place:Ashleworth, Gloucestershire, England

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NameAshleworth
Alt namesAshelworthsource: Family History Library Catalog
Esceleuuordesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 111
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.933°N 2.267°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoBerkeley (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Ashleworth (sometimes formerly spelled ‘Ashelworth’) is a village and civil parish which has been located since 1974 in the Tewkesbury District of Gloucestershire, England, with a population of 553 (2001 census). It is situated about six miles north of Gloucester. The oldest part of the village is Ashleworth Quay, on a flood plain on the west bank of the River Severn.

An ancient ferry, which used to link Ashleworth Quay to Sandhurst village on the east bank of the river closed in the 1950s. In medieval times the Quay was a major crossing point for the river as the flood meadows here are narrower than they are for many miles upstream. Consequently, Ashleworth would have been the last place from which to cross before reaching the outskirts of Tewkesbury, nearly eight miles upstream.

Near the Quay is the ancient parish church of Saints Andrew and Bartholomew, the Manor, the Court, the historic Tithe Barn and the Boat Inn which has been run by the Jelf family for nearly 400 years.

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