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Adlestrop (formerly Titlestrop or Edestrop) is a village in the English county of Gloucestershire. It is known as Tedestrop in the Domesday Book.

This small Gloucestershire village deep in the heart of the Cotswolds is renowned for its surrounding countryside and fine walks. Situated off the main A436 Stow-on-the-Wold road it is an isolated community, with the village post office being the main source of shopping and communication.

Adlestrop was immortalised by Edward Thomas' poem Adlestrop which was first published in 1917. The railway station closed in 1966, however the local bus shelter contains a bench which was originally on the platform. A plaque on the bench quotes Thomas’s original poem which describes an uneventful journey Thomas took on 23 June 1914 on an Oxford to Worcester express. He did not alight from the train but his poem has immortalised the village throughout the English-speaking world ever since.

The village has a connection with the novelist Jane Austen who, with her mother, was a regular visitor to the Old Rectory, when her uncle was vicar there.

[edit] Further reading

  • Harvey, Anne, (editor) (1999) Adlestrop Revisited: An Anthology Inspired by Edward Thomas's Poem, Trowbridge: Sutton Publishing ISBN 978-0750922890

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