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Duntisbourne Rouse, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Duntisborne-Rouse, a village and parish in Gloucestershire, adjacent to Ermine-Street, 4 miles NNW of Cirencester. Post town, Cirencester. Acreage, 2260; population, 119. The manor belongs to Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £175 with residence. Patron, Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The church is partly Norman and Early English, and contains a very perfect Early English preaching cross. There are remains of Saxon masonry in the walls. Beneath the chancel is a crypt.

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-Rouse St. Michael 
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 Rous 1549-1837, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1545.

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


Church of England

St. Michael (parish church)

The church of St. Michael is an edifice of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel and nave, south porch, and a gabled western tower of the 12th century, containing 2 bells: there is an under croft or crypt beneath the chancel, and a font of the Early English period: the church will seat 50 persons.

Directories & Gazetteers

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

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Duntisbourne Rouse 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