Churcham is an ancient parish of which Highnam, Linton and Over were a part. Located to the west of Gloucester the parish covered an area of 4,264 acres. With the River Severn to the east, the Ley and Long brooks to the south, the River Leadon to the north-east and north and Bulley parish to the north west. Ecclesiastically Bulley retained links with Churcham from an early period. Churcham parish was formerly made up of two manors, Churcham in the west and Highnam in the east. Highnam was formed from the hamlets of Highnam, Linton and Over.

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