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Kingscote, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Kingscote, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands among the Cotswolds, 5 miles NW by W of Tetbury, and 4 SW of Nailsworth station on the M.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Wotton-under-Edge. The parish comprises 1879 acres: population, 233. The manor was known at Domesday as Chingescote, belonged to the Fitzhardinges, passed to the Kingscote family in the reign of Henry II., in whose possession it remains. Kingscote Park is the chief residence. Roman coins, pavements, and other relics have been found. The living is a chapelry, annexed to the rectory of Newington Bagpath, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; joint net value, £270. The church is Early English, was restored in 1864, and consists of nave, N transept, and chancel, with porch and square tower.

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 parishKingscote St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionTetbury 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Kingscote 1652-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1651.

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


Church of England

St. John the Evangelist (parish church)

The church of St. John the Evangelist is an ancient building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, north transept, south porch and a tower containing 2 bells: there are 270 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 Kingscote from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Kingscote 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 districtGL8
Post TownTetbury