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Randwick, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Randwick, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands 1½ mile NW of Stroud, and has a post office under Stroud; money order and telegraph office, Caincross. The parish contains also the hamlet of Oxlinch, and is all within Stroud borough. Acreage, 178; population of the civil parish, 546; of the ecclesiastical, 638. Randwick Ash commands a fine view of the vale of Gloucester and the Malvern Hills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £122 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Standish. The church is Perpendicular, and was restored and enlarged in 1867, and again in 1895. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist schools.

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 parishRandwick St. John 
Poor Law unionStroud 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1662.

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


Church of England

St. John (parish church)

The church of St. John is an ancient building of stone, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, aisles, west porch and an embattled western tower containing 4 bells, rehung in 1903 at a cost of £150: the church was restored and enlarged in 1867, under the direction of Mr. Baker, architect, of Cainscross, Stroud, and further restored in 1894-6, at a cost of £1,850; the work included the rebuilding of the south aisle, in place of the old double transepts, in the Early English style. and the erection of an aisle in memory of the Rev. John Elliott M.A. vicar 1819-91, when he died at the advanced age of 100 years; this aisle opens into the chancel by two new arches: the chancel has also been new-roofed, an organ chamber added and a stained east window presented by friends of the Rev. J. Elliott: there is also a rose window, the gift of the late John Libby esq. and another stained window given by Mrs. Libby: there are 312 sittings.


Wesleyan 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 Randwick from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Randwick 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 districtGL6
Post TownStroud