Tuffley is one of the 15 wards associated with the City of Gloucester.
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.
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 CrimeEdit
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 yearsEdit
In 1900 Lower Tuffley was moved into the Parish of Quedgeley.
Four local Churches have a base in Tuffley: St. Georges (Church of England) is in Grange Road, Lower Tuffley. St Barnabas (Church of England)is in Stroud Road. The tower of St Barnabas is a local landmark. English Martyrs (Roman Catholic) is in Tuffley Lane. Grange Baptist is in Grange Road.
There are three pubs in the Tuffley area The Pike and Musket, Gladiator and the Fox and Elm
Tuffley Rovers F.C. is based with the ward and is an active local football team.