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Duntisbourne Rouse

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Population  70 (2001)
Region  South West
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Shire county  Gloucestershire
Dialling code  01285
Civil parish  Duntisbourne Rouse
Country  England
Post town  CIRENCESTER
District  Cotswold District
UK parliament constituency  The Cotswolds
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Duntisbourne Rouse is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. It lies in the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 70.

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Map of Duntisbourne Rouse, UK

Toponymy

The village was recorded as Duntesburne in 1055 and Duntesborne in the 1086 Domesday Book, the name coming from the Old English for "stream of a man called Dunt". The manorial affix came from a family called le Rous, who were at one time the lords of the manor. By 1287, the village was known as Duntesbourn Rus.

Governance

The parishes of Duntisbourne Rouse and the neighbouring village of Duntisbourne Abbots are covered by a single 7-person council, the Duntisbournes Parish Council. Duntisbourne Rouse is part of the Ermin ward of the district of Cotswold and is represented by Councillor Nicholas Parsons, a member of the Conservative Party. Duntisbourne Rouse is part of the constituency of Cotswold, represented at parliament by Conservative MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown. It is part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament.

Geography

Duntisbourne Rouse is in the county of Gloucestershire, and lies within the Cotswolds, a range of hills designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is approximately 16 km (9.9 mi) south-east of Gloucester and approximately 6.5 km (4.0 mi) north-west of Cirencester. Nearby villages include Duntisbourne Abbots, Duntisbourne Leer, Bagendon and Daglingworth.

Church

The church at Duntisbourne Rouse is dedicated to St. Michael and is located on the side of a hill overlooking the Dunt valley. The church, which dates from Saxon times, includes a small crypt beneath the building. The chancel was added in Norman times. The choir stalls contain five misericords. Whether they were originally installed in this church or imported from elsewhere is unknown. The windows date from the 12th century, the tower from the 15th century and the pews and panelling from the 18th century. The organ was donated by Vera, Charlotte and Jeanne Beauchamp in memory of their sister, modernist writer Katherine Mansfield. A plaque to this effect is located on the side of the organ within St Michael's Church. The church was designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage on 26 November 1958.

References

Duntisbourne Rouse Wikipedia


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