Adlestrop, Gloucestershire. Location map
 
  The village shop, Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, England   The village shop, Adlestrop.

"Yes, I remember Adlestrop
The name, because one afternoon
Of heat the express-train drew up there
Unwontedly. It was late June.

The steam hissed. Someone cleared his throat.
No one left and no one came
On the bare platform. What I saw
Was Adlestrop -- only the name"

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  View of cottages, Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, England   Cottages, Adlestrop.

"And willows, willow-herb, and grass,
And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry,
No whit less still and lonely fair
Than the high cloudlets in the sky.

And for that minute a blackbird sang
Close by, and round him, mistier,
Farther and farther, all the birds
Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire."

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  St. Mary Magdalene Church, Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, England   St. Mary Magdalene Church, Adlestrop, built 1764.

Adlestrop is about 3 miles by road from Stow-on-the-Wold. There is parking available to visitors in the grounds of the village hall. There is no charge but donations are requested.

 

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  St. Mary Magdalene Church, Adlestrop, Gloucestershire, England   St. Mary Magdalene Church, Adlestrop.

This is a lovely little church both inside and out with a delightful little churchyard.

 

 

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