Place:Southam, Gloucestershire, England

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NameSoutham
Alt namesSurhamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 114
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.933°N 2.033°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
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Southam is a village in Gloucestershire, England, located on the outskirts of Cheltenham. Its main features are a castle, which has now been converted to a hotel, and the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, which runs through the outskirts of the village. It is primarily a residential community for workers in Cheltenham, and has a growing retired and working population, attracted by the scenic countryside.


Though small in size, Southam has a thriving community. The village hall is used for coffee mornings, yoga sessions and the regularly occurring kids club among other things. There used to be an old school in Southam, funded by Lord Ellenbrough in the 19th century, now the Ellenborough Park Hotel. The Tythe Barn and charming 12th-century church are also points of interest.

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