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Dorsington, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Dorsington, a small village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands 1¼ mile from the river Avon, and near the boundary with Worcestershire and Warwickshire, 2 miles NW of Long Marston station on the G.W.R., and 6 SW of Stratford-on-Avon. Post town, Stratford-on-Avon; money order office, Pebworth; telegraph office, Welford-on-Avon. The parish comprises 989 acres; population, 114. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £200 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1754, after a fire which injured it and some portion of the village.

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 parishDorsington St. Peter 
Poor Law unionStratford-upon-Avon 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1571.

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


Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter, rebuilt in 1754 (the old church having been destroyed by fire), is a small edifice of brick, consisting of chancel, nave and an embattled western tower with pinnacles, containing 1 bell bearing the inscription "God save the King, 1642": there are 100 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 Dorsington 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.