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Elkstone, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Elkstone, a parish in Gloucestershire, near Ermine Street, 5 miles S of Charlton Kings station on the G.W.R., 7 S of Cheltenham, and 8 NW of Cirencester. It has a post office under Cheltenham; money order office, Charlton Kings; telegraph office, Birdlip. Acreage, 2116; population, 199. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £283 with residence. The church is partly Norman and partly Early English, with Perpendicular additions. The Norman chancel is only 12 feet high, and "the east window is a very fine example of Norman work. There is also a remarkably fine tower.

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 parishElkstone St. John the Evangelist 
Poor Law unionCirencester 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1592.

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


Church of England

St. John the Evangelist (parish church)

The church of St. John the Evangelist is an edifice of stone in the Norman and Perpendicular styles, consisting of double chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 4 bells: the chancel is very curious, and exhibits Norman groining of a fine character, and has enriched arches and a staircase leading to a chamber over it: the nave walls and the south door are also Norman, and there are traces of a Norman doorway now blocked on the north side: the exterior cornice of the nave is relieved with carved heads: the east window is, on both sides, a remarkably fine example of highly wrought Norman work; the tower is a handsome structure of Perpendicular date, and there is a font of the same period, and the steps and base of a stone pulpit: there are 130 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 Elkstone from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Elkstone 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 districtGL53
Post TownCheltenham