Childs Wickham, Gloucestershire
Childs-Wickham, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands on the verge of the county, 2 miles WNW of Broadway, 4 E of Hinton station on the M.R., and 6 SE of Evesham. It has a post office under Broadway; money order and telegraph office, Broadway. The parish includes also the hamlet of Murcott. Acreage, 1898; population, 400. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £190. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1870.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Childs Wickham St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Evesham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore & co. transcript of the Marriages at Childswickham 1560-1812 is available to browse online.
The parish register dates from the year 1560.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Mary (parish church)
The church of St. Mary is a building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave, north transept and an embattled western tower with pinnacles and spire, containing 6 bells: there was formerly a south transept: the old nave and transept are supposed to have been built in the 12th century, and the tower and spire in the 14th century: the church was rebuilt in 1870 at a cost of £1,100, under the direction of Mr. Hunt, architect, of Evesham, and a new chancel was erected by the late W. Atkinson esq. in 1874, at a cost of £600, under the direction of the same architect: there are 150 sittings. In the churchyard is a gravestone, on which is recorded the death of a woman at the age of 133 years.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Childs Wickham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Wickham, Childs (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:
- Gloucester Citizen
- Gloucester Journal
- Gloucestershire Chronicle
- Gloucestershire Echo
- Cheltenham Chronicle
- Cheltenham Looker-On
The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.