Temple Guiting is a village and civil parish in the Cotswolds, in Gloucestershire, England. The civil parish includes the smaller settlements of Barton, Farmcote, Ford and Kineton. In 2011 the parish had a population of 463.
St Mary's Church
|Population||463 (2011 Census)|
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The place was recorded as plain Guiting (in the form Getinge) in the Domesday Book of 1086, when it was held by Roger de Lacy. In the middle of the 12th century Roger's son Gilbert de Lacy gave land here to the Knights Templar, who founded the Temple Guiting Preceptory. The place then became known as Temple Guiting after the Knights Templar.
St Mary's Church dates back to the 12th century, but was restored in 1884. It is a Grade I listed building. St Mary's is part of the Benefice of the Seven Churches which also includes Guiting Power, Cutsdean, Farmcote, Lower Slaughter with Eyford, Upper Slaughter and Naunton.
Within the parish is Cotswolds Farm Park, privately owned by Adam Henson, a tourist attraction with 50 breeds of farm animals.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Temple Guiting Parish (E04004276)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
- "Domesday Book Online". Retrieved 2 September 2020.
- Page, William, ed. (1907). "House of Knights Templars: The preceptory of Guiting". A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 2. Victoria County History. p. 113. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
- Historic England. "Church of St Mary (1089478)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
- "Seven Churches". Guitingevents.co.uk. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
- Historic England. "Manor Farmhouse and Dovecote, Temple Guiting (1089482)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
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