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Chedworth, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Chedworth, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands near the river Coin, 4 miles SW of North-leach and 7 from Cirencester. The Midland and Southwestern Junction railway passes through the village, with a station at Chedworth. It has a post office (S.O.); money order office, Fossebridge; telegraph office at the railway station. The parish comprises 4781 acres; population, 778. Part of the land is occupied by Chedworth Wood. A barrow occurs on high ground, and a Roman villa was discovered in 1864. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £301. Patron, Queen's College, Oxford. The church has a fine sculptured stone pulpit. Its architecture dates back to the 12th century, though considerable alterations were made in the Perpendicular period. It was restored in 1883. There are Congregational and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishChedworth St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionNorthleach 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Chedworth 1653-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1653.

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


Church of England

St. Andrew (parish church)

The church of St. Andrew, erected about 1485, is a building of stone in the Norman and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave with battlements, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 6 bells: the piscina still remains: the pulpit of stone is richly panelled and crocketed: chained to a desk is a copy of Bishop Jewell's "Apology for the Church of England": the church was restored in 1883, under the direction of Mr. Waller, diocesan architect, when the aisle was rebuilt, the church refloored throughout, a vestry added at the east end of the aisle and open seats introduced, at a total cost of £1,750, and the church now affords 310 sittings: remains of a former church were discovered in 1852 in a field near the present building.


Congregational Chapel

The Congregational chapel, founded in 1750, has 200 sittings.


Primitive Methodist Chapel

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 Chedworth from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Chedworth 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