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Great Washbourne, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Washbourne, Great, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village is 1 mile S of Beckford station on the M.R., 5 miles NW of Winchcomb, and 6 E of Tewkesbury. Post town, Tewkesbury; money order and telegraph office, Beckford. The parish comprises 638 acres; population; 83. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £60. The church is ancient.

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 parishWashbourn St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWinchcomb 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1567.

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


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is a small and very ancient building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel and nave, north porch and a turret on the western gable containing one bell, cast in 1857: there are 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 Great Washbourne from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Great Washbourne 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 districtGL20
Post TownTewkesbury