Coronavirus Information

In an attempt to provide all our residents, guests and visitors with access to the latest updates on coronavirus, we have added an entry on the home page menu titled “Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information“.  There you will find links to the most up-to-date information from both the UK Government as well as the National Health Service.

In these challenging times, let’s all continue to consider those around us who may be more vulnerable than ourselves and help them where we can.

Thank you.



Longborough and the Domesday book

Written in Medieval Latin, the Domesday book was a survey of which the main purpose was to determine what taxes had been owed during the reign of King Edward the Confessor, thereby allowing William the Conqueror to reassert the rights of the Crown and assess where power lay after a wholesale redistribution of land following the Norman conquest.

On page 470 of the book can be found the entry concerning Longborough.  (See photo above).

The literal translation of Paragraph LXIX reads as follows:

LXIX The land of Humphrey the Chamberlain.  In ‘Witley’ Hundred.  Humphrey the chamberlain holds of the king – Longborough.

There are 4 hides paying geld. Alston and Blaecmann and Eadricand Alaric held it as 4 manors and could go there whenever they wished. In demesne  were 4 ploughs and 3 villans and 5 bordars.  There are 9 slaves. It was worth £16 now 100s

Paragraph LXX concerns Sezincote and it reads as follows:

The same Humphrey holds 1 hide in Sezincote. Alwig held it as a manor. In demesne were 2 ploughs and 6 slaves and 1 bordar. It was worth 50s: now only 12d because of the meadows

  • Demesne – area of land attached to a manor for ploughing etc. Hides were areas of land paying geld (tax)
  • Manor – estate or unit of lordship, varying in size. The Domesday survey was based on the manor and not the parish.
  • Villans are unfree peasants who owed his Lord labour of about two or three days a week.  Bordars are unfree peasants with less land than a villan
  • Plough – an area of land to be ploughed by a team of eight oxen
  • Note that the original Longborough is “Lingerberge” and Sezincote is “Cheisnecote”

With special thanks to Mike and Barbara Prior for supplying the photo and the translation.

New recycling service coming soon

From March 2020 Cotswold district Council (CDC) are improving our recycling collections so we can recycle additional items including textiles and shoes, small electricals, cartons and household batteries.  By now, you should  have received a new cardboard bag give you more capacity and a new bin for food waste. One key change is that you will no longer be able to put food waste in your garden waste bin (if you subscribe to that service).

Food waste must be kept separate and put in your new outdoor food waste bin, which will be collected each week.  Refuse and recycling collections will remain fortnightly nut garden waste collections will now also switch to be fortnightly.

And finally, don’t forget that collection dates are changing for some residents.  If you need any further information, then click here to find out more.

Gigaclear in Longborough


Gigaclear are working in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council to provide ultrafast full fibre broadband to homes and businesses as part of the “Fastershire” programme of works and it’s Longborough’s turn to get digitised!

The Fastershire project invests public funding in areas that are not commercially viable; this is where there are no suppliers of Next Generation Access broadband (minimum of 30Mbps) currently available.

Find out more here