Place:Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire, England

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NameHawkesbury
Alt namesHavochesberiesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
Hawksburysource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.583°N 2.333°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Hawkesbury is a hamlet consisting of a few cottages around a triangular green, it is also the name of a civil parish in the South Gloucestershire unitary authority in England in which Hawkesbury itself lies, it is located west of Hawkesbury Upton, off the A46 road.

The civil parish includes Hawkesbury itself, the larger village of Hawkesbury Upton and the hamlets of Dunkirk, Petty France and Little Badminton. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,235. Prior to 1991 what is now the Hillesley and Tresham parish in Stroud District formed the northern part of the parish.

The Cotswold Way passes by the two settlements.

There is a monument (the 'Somerset Monument') on the Cotswold Edge at . The monument was erected in 1846 to commemorate General Lord Edward Somerset. He was a soldier son of the 5th Duke of Beaufort, (whose ancestral home is at Badminton), who had served with distinction at Waterloo.

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