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Duntisbourne Abbots, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Duntisborne-Abbotts, a village and parish in Gloucestershire, near Ermine Street, 6 miles NNW of Cirencester. The parish contains the tithing of Duntisborne-Leer, and has a post office under Cirencester; money order and telegraph office, Stratton. Acreage, 2332; population, 285. The manor belonged to Gloucester Abbey. Duntisborne House is the chief residence. Several barrows exist in the neighbourhood, a memorial of a conflict with the Danes. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £152 with residence. The church is Early English, and has been restored. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishDuntsbourn Abbots St. Peter 
HundredCrowthorne and Minety 
Poor Law unionCirencester 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Duntisbourne Abbots 1607-1837, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The parish register dates from 1550.

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 is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles, south porch, organ chamber and a western tower containing 3 bells: there is an ancient Norman font, a piscina, and some tablets to the Mesman family: the church was thoroughly renovated and reseated in 1873, all the windows filled with stained glass, the chancel arch enlarged and rebuilt, and a stone pulpit erected: the east window was the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson, and the rest were presented by W. H. Baillie esq. who also contributed the principal portion of the restoration fund: an ancient stone coffin, found built up in the wall of the churchyard, now lies in the nave: there are 230 sittings.


Brethren meeting house


Primitive Methodist Chapel

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Duntisbourne Abbots from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Duntisbourne Abbots 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:

Villages, Hamlets, &c

Duntisborne Leer

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL7