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Standish, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Standish, a parish in Gloucestershire, 1 mile SSW of Haresfield station on the M.R., and 5 miles NW of Stroud. Post town, Stonehouse; telegraph office, Haresfield. Acreage, 3211; population of the civil parish, 458; of the ecclesiastical, with Hardwicke, 1093. There is a parish council of five members. The manor belongs to Lord Sherborne. Standish House is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage, united with Hardwicke, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; joint net value, £310 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is Decorated, and has a fine E window and a graceful spire of 1348 date. It was closely connected with a Benedictine house, of which very interesting rains stand close by.

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 parishStandish St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionWheatenhurst 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Standish 1559-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1558.

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 Late Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and a western tower, with broach spire, containing 6 bells: the church was new roofed and otherwise repaired in 1867, and has sittings for 220 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 Standish from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Standish 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 districtGL10
Post TownStonehouse