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Gretton, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Gretton, a chapelry in Winchcombe parish, Gloucestershire, 2 miles NW of Winchcombe, and 4½ SSE of Beckford station on the Ashchurch and Evesham branch of the M.R. Post town, Winchcombe (R.S.O.) The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Winchcombe, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church was built in 1868. There is a Wesleyan 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 parishWinchcomb 
Poor Law unionWinchcomb 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1868.

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


Church of England

Christ Church

Christ Church, erected in 1868, from designs by Mr. John Drayton Wyatt, of London, architect, in place of the old church, then disused, is a building of forest stone, with Bath stone dressings, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south transept, south porch and a tower with spire on the south side containing one bell, bearing in Lombardic capitals an invocation to the Virgin: there are 200 sittings.


Wesleyan Chapel

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Gretton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Gretton 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 districtGL54
Post TownCheltenham