Welcome to Hartpury

Hartpury is a rural parish of 3,500 acres with a population of about 700. It is situated about five miles north of the city of Gloucester, and lies within the Leadon Vale.

Hartpury Heritage Trust owns the Old Chapel Hall alongside the Church, Hartpury Orchard Centre with the National Perry Pear Collection, and the Bee Shelter in the churchyard.

The church is open in daylight hours.

The Trust has various events through the year – see Events page
Books and leaflets are published – see Publications page

Hartpury & Perry

hartpury-orchard-centre-sigThe village name ‘Hartpury’ is derived from the Saxon word for the pear: Hardepirige – a hard pear tree that is one with hard fruit like the wilding or perry pear. There is a perry pear known as the Hartpury Green recorded as early as 1662.

The Trust owns the national perry pear collection at Hartpury Orchard Centre, where perry is once again being made.

 Church and Old Chapel Hall

Hartpury-church-2016Clustered around Hartpury church is a fine group of ancient buildings lovingly maintained over the centuries by the parishioners. Many of these need the careful attention of experts and volunteers, to continue to keep them in good order.

 

 

Tithe Barn and Watermill

tide-barn-hartpuryThe magnificent Tithe Barn opposite the church, and Watermill nearby, are in private ownership, but easily seen from the road.

 

 

 

Water-mill