Guiting Power, Gloucestershire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Lower Guyting St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Winchcomb|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Guyting, Lower, or Guyting-Power (St. Michael))
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:
- 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.