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Tuffley is one of the 15 wards associated with the City of Gloucestermarker.

The ward in non-parished and situated near Robinswood Hill toward the South of the City.

The ward has many services, including schools, shops, and parks.

Origins

Tuffley is a suburb of the Greater Gloucester area, in the county of Gloucestershire. Recorded as Tuffley, Tufley, Tufly, Tuffel, Tuffill and possibly others, this suburb was once a village mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Tuffelege', which suggests a meaning of Tuffa's farm, with Tuffa being an Olde English pre 7th century personal name. To this was added the suffix 'leah,' meaning a fenced enclosure or farm.

Poverty and Crime

According to some recent geography surveys, the deprivation rate for Tuffley, compared to the whole of Gloucester, is low, and the crime rate is also low, compared to inner city wards.

The Early Years

In 1900 Lower Tuffley was moved into the Parish of Quedgeleymarker.

Religion

Local Churches include St. Georges and English Martyrs.

Social

There are three pubs in the Tuffley area The Pike and Musket, Gladiator and the Fox and Elm

Sport

Tuffley Rovers F.C.marker is based with the ward and is an active local football team.

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