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Whelford, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Whelford, a hamlet, in Kempsford parish, Gloucestershire, on the river Coin, 2 miles SE of Fairford. A chapel of ease, in the Early English style, was built in 1864.

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 parishKempsford 
HundredBrightwells Barrow 
Poor Law unionCirencester 

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

Church Records

The register of the mother church of St. Mary the Virgin, Kempsford, dates from the year 1578.

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


Church of England

St. Anne's chapel of ease

St. Anne's chapel of ease, at Whelford, 1½ miles north of Kempsford, was erected in 1864 from designs by the late J. E. Street esq. R.A. and consists of apsidal chancel, nave and an eastern bell cot containing one bell: there are sittings for 120 persons.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Whelford from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL7