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Coln St Aldwin, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Coln St Aldwyn's, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, on the river Colne and the Fosse Way, 3 miles N by W of Fairford station on the G.W.R., and 8½ ENE of Cirencester, with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Fairford (S.O.) Acreage, 2666; population, 406. Williamstrip Park belongs to the Right Hon. Sir Michael E. Hicks Beach, Bart., M.P., who is lord of the manor, was erected at the beginning of the 17th century, and is a fine mansion situated in a deer park. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £270 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester. The church is variously Norman, Early English, and Perpendicular, and was repaired in 1853.

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 parishColn St. Aldwin's St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionNorthleach 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1650.

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


Church of England

St. John the Baptist (parish church)

The church of St. John the Baptist is an ancient building of stone in the Norman, Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, north transept, south porch and a tower on the south side containing a clock and 8 bells: there are several stained windows: the church was repaired in 1853, and has 250 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 Coln St Aldwin from the following:

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:

Visitations Heraldic

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