Highnam Heritage News
July 9, 2020

Highnam Court – A brief history

In the Middle Ages the manor of Highnam belonged to the abbot of Gloucester. It was granted by the Crown in 1542 to John Arnold (d 1545), who had leased…
Highnam Heritage News
July 9, 2020

Highnam Court Lakes

In 1607 there were ten pools on the brook west and south of Highnam Court. To the west were Shoell Pool, Horse (later Dog Kennel) Pool, and Orchard Pool, while…
Highnam Heritage News
October 11, 2019

Lassington Oak

In Lassington Wood, less than 100 yards from the playing field, was a famous, very old and enormous oak tree. It came down in a gale in 1960, but the…
Highnam Heritage News
October 11, 2019

St. Oswald’s church, Lassington

St. Oswald's church was originally built by Saxons who lived in the settlement in Lassington. Their village was near Atman's Farm on the opposite side of the lane. As well…
Highnam Heritage News
April 24, 2019

Mrs. Baldwin’s Memories

I was only six when at Lassington Oak, that was 73 years ago. In those days there were very few houses in Highnam. We lived in a cottage by "The…
Highnam Heritage News
February 28, 2019

Highnam wins Bledisloe Cup

John Gough’s stirling efforts earned Highnam the coverted Bledisloe Cup for the best kept large village in Gloucestershire. John was out mowing the lawns and making repairs around the village…
Highnam Heritage News
February 28, 2019

The Daffodil Line

Daffodil Sunday thirty years ago meant an expedition on the Gloucester – Ledbury railway, through the woods and valleys of the Ryeland countryside; it was one of those pastoral routes…
Highnam Heritage News
November 27, 2018

Over Hospital

1893 - Contagious disease was prevalent all over the country at this time and for many years there were outbreaks of scarlet fever, whooping cough, measles and diphtheria in the Gloucester…
Highnam Heritage News
November 27, 2018

Lassington Oak

Citizen 18.01.1980 - NEW OWNER FOR FAMOUS OAK TREE Lassington wood at Highnam - home of the famous Lassington Oak - may go from the ownership of Gloucester District Council.…
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November 27, 2018

Highnam Old School

Highnam Old School (with adjoining small house for the teacher) was built at the same time as the church of the Holy Innocents. It was a National School and comprised…