Boddington, a parish in Gloucestershire, on the river Chelt, 4 miles NW by W of Cheltenham. It includes the hamlets of Barrow and Withey Bridge, and portion of that of Hayden. Post-town, Cheltenham. Acreage, 1982; population, 294. Boddington manor-house is a curious old mansion, formerly moated, and was besieged during the Civil War. The living is a chapelry, annexed to the vicarage of Staverton, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is ancient, and has a low western tower with a sun-dial; it was restored in 1876.
The register dates from the year 1656.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Mary Magdalen (parish church)
The church of St. Mary Magdalen is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a low western tower containing 3 bells: the tower has a sundial on the south side bearing the date 1719: the carved stone pulpit was erected in 1876 by the Rev. W. Waldey, then curate in charge; the chancel was rebuilt and the church thoroughly restored and reseated with oak benches at the same time: the porch retains a stoup: in 1891 the church underwent further restoration, the cost being defrayed by J. S. Gibbons esq.: there are 130 sittings: the churchyard was consecrated in the year 1469, with the consent of the Abbot of Tewkesbury.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
Transcript of the entry for Boddington (St. Mary Magdalene) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:
- Gloucester Citizen
- Gloucester Journal
- Gloucestershire Chronicle
- Gloucestershire Echo
- Cheltenham Chronicle
- Cheltenham Looker-On
Villages, Hamlets, &c
The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.