It gives its name to the Borough of Tewkesbury, of which the town is the second largest settlement.
It lies in the far north of the county, forming part of the border with Worcestershire.
The name Tewkesbury comes from Theoc, the name of a Saxon who founded a hermitage there in the 7th century, and in the Old English language was called An erroneous derivation from Theotokos enjoyed currency in the monastic period of the town's history.
The Battle of Tewkesbury, which took place on , was one of the decisive battles of the Wars of the Roses.
The Old Baptist Chapel, located off Church Street, is a timber-framed building, formally a medieval hall house dating to the 1480s.
They house the John Moore Museum, residential homes and commercial offices.-bree) is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England.It stands at the confluence of the River Severn and the River Avon, and also minor tributaries the Swilgate and Carrant Brook.At the 2011 UK census the town itself had a population of 10,704.If the neighbouring parishes of Wheatpieces (3,577), Northway (5,080) and Ashchurch Rural (957) are added, the figure rises to 20,318.