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Daglingworth, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Daglingworth, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, on Ermine Street, 3 miles NW of Cirencester, with a post office under Cirencester; money order and telegraph office,. Stratton. Acreage, 1923; population, 301. The manor belonged to Godstow Nunnery. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £180 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is Norman. and Decorated English, and has an old stone crucifix over the-chancel window. An ancient cross is in the churchyard.

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 parishDaglingworth Holy Rood 
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 1561.

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


Church of England

Holy Rood (parish church)

The church of the Holy Rood is a building of stone, principally in the Saxon style, but with traces of very early Saxon and Norman work, and consists of chancel, nave of three bays, north aisle, south porch, vestry and an embattled western tower containing 4 bells: the walls of the older part of the building are of rubble masonry: the chancel retains an ancient altar and curious slabs, with life-size Saxon figures in bas-relief: the east window is a memorial to Edward Haines, 1863, and above it, on the exterior wall, is a crucifix: there are also two memorial brasses to the Rev. Henry Charles Raymond Barker M.A. rector here 1841-89, hon. canon of Bristol, and a great benefactor to the parish, and another to the Rev. Charles John Martyn M.A. rector 1892-1900: the church affords 200 sittings: the broken shaft of a cross stands on a pedestal in the churchyard.

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 Daglingworth from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Daglingworth 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