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Great Shurdington, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Shurdington, Great, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village is 3 miles SW by S of Cheltenham. It has a post office under Cheltenham; money order and telegraph office, Moorend. The parish contains also Little Shurdington, and comprises 1125 acres; population, 442. There is a parish council consisting of five members and a chairman. Greenway is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £162 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Badgeworth. The church is Early English.

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 parishShurdington St. Paul 
HundredDudstone and Kings Barton 
Poor Law unionCheltenham 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1604. From 1723 to 1789 entries were made in the registers of Badgeworth.

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


Church of England

St. Paul (parish church)

The church of St. Paul is an edifice of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and a western tower, with lofty spire, containing one bell: the church was extensively repaired in 1852, partly at the expense of the Rev. Harry Wright, then curate, and has 200 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 Great Shurdington 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.