Virtual Deed: Wotton under Edge - Gloucestershire
Purchased 29th March, 2008 by R Langley
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About Wotton under Edge - Gloucestershire
Wotton is a medium-sized Cotswold Town nestling, as the name suggests, "under the edge" of the Cotswold escarpment and retains many historical features of interest.
St Mary's church is an airy, spacious parish church which contains, among other things, a pair of fine brasses. Behind the church you will find a small warren of narrow alleys lined with pretty Cotswold cottages. To your right, just as you pass through from the churchyard is Wotton's manor house which belonged to the Berkeley estate.
Isaac Pitman was a famous resident of the town. His house can still be seen in Orchard Street off of Long Street. The town's shops offer a full range of amenities including takeaway food. The two memorable features on the high street are the Kettle, symbolising a chemist shop, and the Victoria Jubilee Clock which is mounted on the side of the Tolsey building near the upper end of the High Street.
Wotton is well known for its alms houses and there are three sets which are still in use today. The Bearpacker alms houses run in two rows along the right hand boundary of Parklands estate opposite the church, following the line of the hill up towards Adey's Lane. A further set of alms houses are open to viewing off Church Street. These alms houses have their own enclosed courtyard and a private chapel for worship.
The town's heritage centre, containing a wealth of information on the town is situated in the old fire station building off the Chipping car park (turn left at the clock off the High Street). In the summer months Wotton's outdoor pool is open to the public if a cooling swim seems appealing.
Wotton under Edge offers a good selection of pubs to choose from as well as accommodation in the town.