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Baunton, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Baunton, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, on the Churn river and the Fosse Way, 1¼ mile N of Cirencester, which is the post town. Acreage, 1367; population, 133. The manor belonged to the Abbey Cirencester, and was acquired by their steward, one George, at the dissolution of the monasteries. It remained for a long time in the George family, one of whom represented Cirencester in the Long Parliament. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, consolidated with the rectory of Stratton; joint net value, £230 with residence. The church is Early English, and consists only of nave and chancel, and on the south wall there is a very ancient fresco of St Christopher; it was restored in 1877, and is said to be dedicated to St Mary Magdalen.

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 parishBaunton St. Christopher 
HundredCrowthorne and Minety 
Poor Law unionCirencester 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1625.

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


Church of England

St. Christopher (parish church)

The church of St. Christopher is a small building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of a nave only and a western belfry containing 2 bells: it was restored in 1877, when a curious painting of the patron saint, with a defaced inscription above, was discovered on the north wall of the nave: there are 130 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 Baunton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Baunton 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 districtGL7