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Snowshill, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Snowshill, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 6 miles SW of Chipping Campden, and 6 NE of Winchcomb. Post town, Broadway (R.S.O.) Acreage, 2325; population, 240. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Stanton. The church 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 
Poor Law unionWinchcomb 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore & co. transcript of the Marriages at Snowshill 1593-1603 is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1572.

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


Church of England

St. Barnabas (parish church)

The church of St. Barnabas, rebuilt in 1864, is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a small western tower containing a clock and one bell, inscribed to the Holy Trinity: there are five stained windows, all to the memory of members of the Marshall family: 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 Snowshill from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Snowshill 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