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Saintbury, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishSaintbury St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionEvesham 

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

Church Records

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.

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 Saintbury from the following:

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:

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 districtWR12