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Guiting Power, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Guiting (or Guyting) Power or Lower Guiting, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands among the Cotswolds, 3 miles N of Notgrove station on the G.W.R., and 5½ ESE of Winchcombe, and has a post and money order office, of the name of Lower Gutting, under Cheltenham; telegraph office, Winchcombe. The parish includes also the-hamlet of Cartlet, and for ecclesiastical purposes Farmcot. Acreage, 2199; population of the civil parish, 428; of the ecclesiastical, 524. Gutting Grange is a handsome mansion, the seat of the lord of the manor. The living is a vicarage, with the chapelry of Farmcot annexed, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £200. The church is Norman, and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with an embattled tower. There is also a Baptist chapel.

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 parishLower Guyting St. Michael 
Poor Law unionWinchcomb 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore & co. transcript of the Marriages at Guiting Power 1560-1812 is available to browse online.

The parish register dates from the year 1560.

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


Church of England

St. Michael (parish church)

The church of St. Michael is an ancient building of stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave and two transepts, and an embattled western tower containing 5 fine bells, which, after lying disused for a century, were replaced in the belfry in 1869: the north and south doorways are magnificent specimens of the Norman style: the church was restored in 1902 at a cost of £2,600, and affords 225 sittings.


Baptist Chapel

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 Guiting Power from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Guiting Power 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 districtGL54
Post TownCheltenham