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Kempsford is located in Gloucestershire
 Kempsford shown within Gloucestershire
Population 1,123 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference
District Cotswold
Shire county Gloucestershire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FAIRFORD
Postcode district GL7
Dialling code 01285
Police Gloucestershire
Fire Gloucestershire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Cotswold
Website Official village website
List of places

Kempsford (K-Unit) is a small village in Gloucestershire, England. RAF Fairford is located near the village, as is Fairford itself. The population was around 1,120 in the 2011 census. [2]


At Kempsford Sir Thomas Thynne (died 1639) built a new country house, demolishing an important fortified house which in the Middle Ages had defended a crossing of the River Thames.[3] One there was a person called Lady maud, who was either killed or drowned. She haunts the river.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Ethnic Group, 2011 (QS201EW) Area: Kempsford (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Anthony Emery, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales, 1300-1500: Southern England, p. 132

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