1986 POTSGROVE

 A tiny village approached by two minor
 roads ending at a cul-de-sac by the   
 church, former school, rectory, two   
 cottages and a farm.                  
                                       
 In 1377 Potsgrove parish had 38       
 houses, 44 farms and 190 people.  In  
 1961 it has 17 houses with 69 people. 
 Today there are about 25 people.      
                                       
 The school, built in 1897 by the Duke 
 of Bedford, is closed.                
                                       
 The church, rebuilt in 1880 is also   
 closed.  It is now maintained by a    
 Church of England Trust which looks   
 after disused Churches.               
                                       
 The parish covers about 1500 acres,   
 60% under grass, 30% arable land and  
 about 10% woodland.                   
                                       
 

Map of the area

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