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Rodmarton, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Rodmarton, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands 1½ mile NW of the Fosse Way at the boundary with Wiltshire, 1½ NE of Culkerton station on the Kemble and Tetbury branch of the G.W.R., and 4½ miles NE of Tetbury; and occupies the site of a Roman settlement, probably an advanced post from Cirencester. A tessellated pavement and Roman coins were found at it in 1636. It has a post office under Cirencester; money order office, Sapperton; telegraph office, Coates. The parish includes the tithing of Culkerton and part of the hamlet of Tarlton, and comprises 4145 acres; population, 412. The manor house, a quadrangular edifice of the 15th century, is now a farmhouse. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £120. The church is Early English, and was restored in 1862 and again in 1884. It contains many tablets and brasses. An old chapel in the hamlet of Tarlton, 1½ mile E, is at the manor house there, and has been partially restored. S. and D. Lysons, authors of " Magna Britannia," were natives.

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 parishRodmarton St. Peter 
Poor Law unionCirencester 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1605.

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


Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south chapel belonging to the Coxe family, south porch and a western tower, with spire, containing 3 bells: there are several monuments, and in the chancel a brass in excellent preservation to John Edwards, a lawyer, lord of the manor, and patron of the living, ob. 1461: the church was restored and re-seated in 1862 at a cost of £330, and again restored in 1884 at a cost of £520, when a portion of the spire was rebuilt, and the interior renovated under the direction of Messrs. Waller and Son, architects, of Gloucester: there are sittings for 210 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 Rodmarton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Rodmarton 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 districtGL7