Blockley Parish lies on upland farm and woodland close to the northern extremity of Cotswold District. It forms part of the boundary between the headwaters of the Rivers Thames and Severn. Significant clay deposits lie between the attractive limestone hills; springs form the main source of the several steeply-falling streams which flow through Blockley, Aston Magna and Draycott villages. By contrast, Paxford village, also within the Parish, lies on more open, level ground drained by the Knee Brook, a tributary of the River Stour.
The human and visual characteristics of Blockley Parish are strongly influenced both by its relatively isolated location in the rural North Cotswolds and by the industrial history of Blockley village, its main centre of population. With a population of about 2000 (in the 2001 census) it is one of the largest parishes in England in terms of area, at about 12 sq miles (30 sq km). The entire Parish lies within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
BBC 1's Father Brown Christmas Special featuring the parish church of St Peter and St Paul covered with snow, will be aired on December 23rd at 1345hrs.
Please be advised of the following temporary road closure;
High Street, Blockley
This road will be closed between the 28th November 2016 and 1st December 2016, to allow for Thames Water contractors to carry out a new service connection.
If you require any further information regarding this closure, please contact the office on 08000 514514
The Mobile Library
will be visiting
13:50 until 15:50
Tuesday 8th November 2016
Tuesday 6th December 2016
Tuesday 3rd January 2017
Tuesday 31st January 2017
Tuesday 28th February 2017
A good selection of books
for both adults and children
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