Pitchcombe, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 1½ mile N of Stroud, with a post office under Stroud; money order and telegraph office, Stroud. Acreage of parish, 502; population, 250. Pitchcombe House is the seat of the Little family. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Harescombe, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church was rebuilt in 1819, and restored and enlarged in 1870. There is a Congregational chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Hundred||Dudstone and Kings Barton|
|Poor Law union||Stroud|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1709, but transcripts of earlier registers, commencing with 1569, exist in the diocesan registry at Gloucester.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. John the Baptist (parish church)
The church of St. John the Baptist, rebuilt in 1819 and restored and enlarged in 1870, is a building of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing one bell: there are five memorial windows: of the ancient pulpit only a fragment remains, and is now preserved in the chancel wall: numerous monumental tablets are grouped at the west end of the church: there are sittings for 230 persons.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Pitchcombe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Pitchcombe)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Pitchcombe 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.