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Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Shipton Moyne, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, The village is 2½ miles S by E of Tetbury. It has a post office under Tetbury; money order office, Tetbury; telegraph office, Easton Grey. Acreage of the parish, 2360; population, 380. There is -a parish council of five members and a chairman. The manor, with Estcourt House, belongs to the Estcourt family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £339. The church, with the exception of the N porch and a small S chapel, was rebuilt in 1865.

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 parishShipton-Moyne St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionTetbury 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Shipton Moyne 1587-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The register of baptisms and burials dates from the year 1570; marriages, 1587.

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 is an edifice of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles, north porch, and an embattled tower at the southwest angle containing 6 bells: in a chapel at the east end of the south aisle are several monuments to the Estcourt family: the west window is a memorial to the Right Hon. T. H. S. Sotheron-Estcourt M.P. who died in 1876, and there is another placed by a former rector to his wife, who died October 4th, 1904: the candelabra of brass and iron were presented in memory of the Rev. Edmund Hiley Bucknall-Estcourt, rector of Eckington, Derbyshire, d. 1874: an oak lectern was provided in 1911 in memory of the Rev. T. G. Golightly M.A. rector 1850-1910. The church was rebuilt, with the exception of part of the north aisle, in 1864, under the direction of the late Mr. T. H. Wyatt, architect, and has 350 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 Shipton Moyne from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Shipton Moyne 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 districtGL8
Post TownTetbury