Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire


Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire

Hawkesbury is a hamlet and civil parish in the South Gloucestershire unitary authority in England. It is near Badminton, off the A46 road. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,235 - most of whom reside in the nearby village of Hawkesbury Upton. Prior to 1991 what is now the Hillesley and Tresham parish in Stroud 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 gbmapping|ST772878. 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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