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Badgworth, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Badgworth, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands on a small tributary of the Severn, 2 miles E of Churchdown station on the M.R. and G.W., 3 SW of Leckhampton station on the G.W.R., and 4 SW of Cheltenham. The parish includes also the hamlets of Bentham, Little Shurdington, the Reddings, and Little Witcomb, and its post town is Cheltenham; money order and telegraph office, Churchdown. Acreage, 3901; population of the civil parish, 1096; of the ecclesiastical, 847. Badgworth Court and The Greenway are the chief residences. There is a mineral spring. The living is a vicarage, united with the curacy of Bentham, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £160. The church is interesting, partly Perpendicular and partly Decorated, and has been carefully restored. It has a chapel dedicated to St Margaret. The Decorated windows of this chapel are very fine. There is a square embattled tower and a south porch with an ancient oak door, and massive oak parish chests in the porch.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishBadgeworth St. Mary 
HundredDudstone and Kings Barton 
Poor Law unionCheltenham 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1559.

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


Church of England

The Holy Trinity (parish church)

The church of the Holy Trinity is a building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, south porch, north chapel, dedicated to St. Margaret, and an embattled western tower containing 6 bells: in St. Margaret's chapel is a memorial to William Lawrence, ob. 1682: the stained east window was erected by Mrs. Selwyn-Payne, as a memorial to her father, and there are memorial windows to the late Col. J. Selwyn-Payne (d. 1880), to the Rev. John Frederick Christie, vicar here from 1836, and to Miss S. Bubb; and a memorial brass to the Rev. A. W . Ellis-Viner B.A. vicar, 1849-1902, and every preceding vicar since 1270: there are 230 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Badgworth from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Badgworth 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:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Little Whitcombe or Witcombe

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS26
Post TownAxbridge