Saintbury, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 1½ mile NE by N of Broadway, 3 miles S of Honeybourne station on the G.W.R., and 3 W of Chipping Campden. Post town, Broadway. Acreage, 1379; population, 122. The manor was anciently called Snineberie, after King Sweyne, and belongs now to the West family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £216 with residence. The church is cruciform, was originally Norman, and retains some ancient stained glass, a piscina, sedilia, and a brass of 1574.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Saintbury St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Evesham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore & co. transcript of the Marriages at Saintbury 1585-1812 is available to browse online.
The register of baptisms dates from the year 1561; marriages, 1585; burials, 1603.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Nicholas (parish church)
The church of St. Nicholas is a building of stone, in the Norman and later styles, consisting of chancel, nave, transepts, north porch and a tower with spire, containing 6 bells: the east window retains some ancient stained glass, representing St. Nicholas: during the years 1907-13 restorations were carried out at a cost of over £1,100: there are 120 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Saintbury from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Saintbury (St. Nicholas))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Saintbury 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.