English: At the beginning of the 20th century Bishop's Cleeve had a population of barely 400, but at the 2001 census the figure was 9,944. Yet this increase has been mainly due not to close proximity to Cheltenham, but to the arrival of major employers in Bishop's Cleeve itself. The village expanded first in the 1950s with the opening of the nearby Smith's Industries factory, many new houses being built for the workers. Bishop's Cleeve secondary school was opened in 1956. The village expanded again in the mid 1980s. A long-awaited bypass for the main A435 road was constructed in the late 1980s, and further housing was constructed around the new road. At around the same time a large office building for Eagle Star Insurance (now Zurich Financial Services) was constructed alongside the old Priory building.
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