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Hempsted is a suburban village and part of the City of Gloucestermarker, Gloucestershiremarker, England.

History

An ancient area of Gloucester, Hempsted was just outside the City. The fine Norman church of St. Swithun was built and paid for by Norman noblemen. During the middle ages a persecuted Augustinian monastic order came out of Wales and settled at Hempsted with the blessing of the City authorities. They founded Llanthony Secunda Priory and Hempsted became an estate of the priory.

Modern times

Today, Hempsted is best known for being a site of the Gloucester landfill site. This site treats waste from all of Gloucester, much of Tewkesburymarker, Cheltenhammarker and Stroudmarker and even receives waste from Bristolmarker .

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