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Naunton, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Naunton, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands on the river Windrush, 2 miles N of Notgrove station on the G.W.R., and 5 WSW of Stow-on-the-Wold, is long and straggling, and is sometimes called Naunton-in-the-Vale. It has a post and money order office under Cheltenham; telegraph office, Bourton-on-the-Water. The parish comprises 3177 acres; population, 491. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £450 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is Early English, and consists of nave, N aisle, and chancel, with an embattled tower. There is 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 parishNaunton St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionStow-on-the-Wold 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Naunton 1545-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The parish register dates from the year 1540.

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


Church of England

St. Andrew (parish church)

The church of St. Andrew is a building of stone, in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 3 bells: the church was repaired in 1878, at a cost of about £200, and completely restored in 1899, at a cost of £662, when it was entirely refloored and reseated and the walls underpinned, and four new pinnacles placed on the tower: a new organ was provided in 1913: the church affords 200 sittings. The churchyard was enlarged in 1910, the land being the gilt of Mrs. Waddingham, of Guiting Grange.


Baptist Chapel

The Baptist chapel, built in 1850, has seating for 200 persons.

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 Naunton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Naunton 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