Temple Guiting

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.[1]

Temple Guiting
Temple Guiting church - geograph.org.uk - 5494.jpg
St Mary's Church
Temple Guiting is located in Gloucestershire
Temple Guiting
Temple Guiting
Location within Gloucestershire
Population463 (2011 Census)
Civil parish
  • Temple Guiting
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCheltenham
Postcode districtGL54
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
51°57′N 1°52′W / 51.950°N 1.867°W / 51.950; -1.867Coordinates: 51°57′N 1°52′W / 51.950°N 1.867°W / 51.950; -1.867

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Manor Farmhouse is an early 16th-century house, also a Grade I listed building.[6]

Within the parish is Cotswolds Farm Park, privately owned by Adam Henson, a tourist attraction with 50 breeds of farm animals.


  1. ^ UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Temple Guiting Parish (E04004276)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Domesday Book Online". Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary (1089478)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Seven Churches". Guitingevents.co.uk. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Manor Farmhouse and Dovecote, Temple Guiting (1089482)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 September 2020.

External linksEdit

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