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Edge, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Edge, a tithing and a village in Painswick parish, Gloucestershire, 3 miles N of Stroud. Post town, Stroud. An ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1873 under this name from the parishes of Painswick and Haresfield. Population, 322. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, in the gift of the Bishop. The church was erected in 1866. There is a Congregational chapel.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyGloucestershire 
Civil parishPainswick 
Poor Law unionStroud 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1865.

The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.


Church of England

St. John the Baptist

The church of St. John the Baptist, built in 1866, is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, north aisle, south porch and a western tower containing one bell: the stained east window and one other in the chancel are memorials to the Wilton family, and were placed in 1866; the stained west window was erected in 1878: in 1899 the church was thoroughly renovated and heating apparatus provided: in 1905 a small stained window was placed in the chancel as a memorial to the Rev. T. P. Little M.A. vicar here 1883-1904, and his wife: there are 170 sittings.


Congregational Chapel

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Edge from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.


Online maps of Edge are available from a number of sites:

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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL6
Post TownStroud