Coln St Dennis, Gloucestershire
Coln St Denis, a parish in Gloucestershire, on the river Colne, near the Fosse Way, 3 miles SSW of Northleach, and 8 NE of Cirencester. Post town, Northleach (R.S.O.) It includes the hamlet of Calcot. Acreage, 1789; population, 200. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £243 with residence. Patron, Pembroke College, Oxford. The church is Norman, and was restored in 1892.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1561.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Dennis (parish church)
The church of St. Dennis is an ancient building of stone in the Early Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 5 bells: in 1904 it was restored, under the superintendence of Mr. William Weir, architect of the Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings; the foundations were repaired and the interior of the tower rebuilt; the work was carried out in such a manner as not to interfere with the ancient architectural features of the building: there are sittings for 100 persons.
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 Dennis from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Coln St. Denis)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Coln St Dennis are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
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.