November 27, 2020

Upper Rissington

Upper Rissington is a village and civil parish of the same name in Gloucestershire, England. There are around 1,400 electors.

Play Park

Folland Park

Village Hall

Village Hall, Wellington Road

Lutyens Court

Lutyens Court

Table Tennis

Table Tennis, Folland Park


Rissington School, Mitchell Way


New Housing


Autumn in Upper Rissington

Play Park Village Hall Lutyens Court Table Tennis School Housing Autumn

The village is on the site of the former RAF flying school and the airfield is still active. The military housing, messes and technical site were sold by the MOD to a private developer in 1996, and the village has doubled in size with around 400 new homes added in recent years on the site of the old hangers and other technical buildings. Several of the buildings of architectural importance such as the Station HQ and the Officers Mess have been retained and converted into housing.

The street names give a clue to the village’s former life, having names such as A.P. Ellis Road and Bristol Road. The village is enhanced by the large numbers of mature trees planted by the first Station Commander (Group Captain A.P.Ellis) which are now all protected.

As part of the new development, the village has a new primary school and village hall. Other amenities include the Co-operative store, Dragon Vets, Badhams Pharmacy, Barnado’s Charity Shop and Runner Bean Health and Fitness studio. There are also allotments reaching finalisation, tennis courts, football pitches and many green spaces around the village that have play parks embedded in them.

The village lies within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and retains many mature trees throughout, which  enhance its character and beauty.

There is a local railway station nearby at Kingham.

Tourist attractions such as the Cotswold Wild Life Park near Burford and Bourton-on-the-Water are within easy reach by car.

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