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Edgeworth, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Edgeworth, a parish in Gloucestershire, 6½ miles NW of Cirencester. It has a post office under Cirencester; money order and telegraph office, Sapperton. Acreage, 1598; population, 140. The surface is hilly. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £254 with residence. The church, which is Early English with Norman work, has been entirely restored. It has a fine modern oak screen and painted windows.

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 parishEdgworth St. Mary 
Poor Law unionCirencester 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Edgworth 1554-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1554.

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


Church of England

St. Mary the Virgin (parish church)

The church of St. Mary the Virgin is a building of stone, chiefly in the Early Perpendicular style, but with some Norman portions, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells, rehung in 1895: it was entirely restored in various years by the Rev. G. F. E. Shaw M.A. rector 1864-1904, and the late H. G. W. Sperling esq. and has over 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 Edgeworth from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Edgeworth 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 districtGL6
Post TownStroud