Minsterworth, Gloucestershire


Minsterworth, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands on the river Severn, 1 mile E of Oakle Street station on the G.W.R., and 4 1/2 miles WSW of Gloucester ; was anciently called Mortune, is a straggling place, and has a post and telegraph office under Gloucester; money order office, Lower Westgate Street. The parish comprises 1825 acres ; population of the civil parish, 411; of the ecclesiastical, 429. The parish council consists of five members. Minsterworth Court, Hygrove, Severn Bank, and Duns House are the chief residences. There are fruit orchards and salmon fisheries. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £240 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with a low tower. It was rebuilt in 1871, and contains a curiously sculptured font and a good reredos. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Minsterworth 1633-1837, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The parish register dates from the year 1633.


Details of the places of worship in Minsterworth, and their records, can be found on the following pages:

  • Wesleyan Chapel (Wesleyan Methodist)

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Old maps of Minsterworth are available on the old-maps.co.uk site, and a current map is available on the Streetmap.co.uk site.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

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