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Tredington, Gloucestershire

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St. John the Baptist's church, Tredington
Location within Gloucestershire
OS grid referenceSO903294
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTewkesbury
Postcode districtGL20
Dialling code01684
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
51°57′50″N 2°08′24″W / 51.964°N 2.140°W / 51.964; -2.140Coordinates: 51°57′50″N 2°08′24″W / 51.964°N 2.140°W / 51.964; -2.140

Tredington is a small village in the parish of Stoke Orchard near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England. The village has a church and a school but no pubs or shops.[citation needed]

The little church of St John the Baptist in Tredington is known for its wooden tower, a twelfth-century architectural plan, medieval stone benches, and the fossil of an ichthyosaurus displayed upon the floor of its porch.[1] The steps, base and shaft of the churchyard cross are fourteenth century; the cross is modern.[2]


The village was a member of the Confraternity of Burton Lazars, a mediaeval order devoted to the care of lepers, near Melton Mowbray.[3] The father of the musician Thomas Tomkins was incumbent of the church from 1594 to 1609.[4]

In 1935 the parish of Tredington was merged with Stoke Orchard.[5]


The village school opened in 1880,[6] and is located half way between Tredington and Stoke Orchard in order to serve both communities. Tredington Community Primary School, as it is now known, is a tiny school serving (at least) the villages of Tredington, Stoke Orchard, Elmstone-Hardwicke and Uckington. In 2005 it had 61 students aged 4–11.[7] Most children leaving this school move on to Cleeve School in Bishop's Cleeve, an establishment with a larger population (over 1000 pupils) than the villages served by Tredington School.


  1. ^ "Parishes: Tredington Pages 228-236 A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 8". British History Online. Victoria County History. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  2. ^ Mark Child, "Discovering Churches and Churchyards", Shire Discovering Series 298, Osprey Publishing, 2008, ISBN 0-7478-0659-4, p.233
  3. ^ David Marcombe, "The confraternity seals of Burton Lazars Hospital and a newly discovered matrix from Robertsbridge, Sussex", Leic. Arch. Sept 2002
  4. ^ Anthony Boden, "Thomas Tomkins: the last Elizabethan", Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2005, ISBN 0-7546-5118-5, p.44
  5. ^ Christopher Robin Elrington, N. M. Herbert, University of London. Institute of Historical Research (1968). William Page (ed.). A History of the county of Gloucester: Victoria History Volume 8: Parishes Tredington. A. Constable and company, limited. p. 234. Retrieved 21 January 2016.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  6. ^ Parishes: Tredington'. A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 8 (1968), pp. 228-236. Date accessed: 18 February 2012
  7. ^ Tredington Community Primary School. OFSTED Inspection Report. 1 October 2008.

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