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Lower and Upper Lypiatt, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Lypiatt, Lower and Upper, two tithings in Stroud parish, Gloucestershire, near the canal, 2 miles E of Stroud. Lypiatt Park belonged formerly to the Throgmortons, and belongs now to the Dorington family, and is said to have been the place where the Gunpowder Plot was hatched. It was garrisoned for the Parliament in the Civil War, and was taken in 1642 by Sir Jacob Astley. Lower Lypiatt Manor, the ancient seat of the Freame and Coxe families, is now a farmhouse.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyGloucestershire 
Civil parishStroud 
Poor Law unionStroud 

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