Great Washbourne, Gloucestershire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Washbourn St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Winchcomb|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Washbourn, Great, or King's Washbourn (St. Mary))
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:
- Gloucester Citizen
- Gloucester Journal
- Gloucestershire Chronicle
- Gloucestershire Echo
- Cheltenham Chronicle
- Cheltenham Looker-On
The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.