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Staverton, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Staverton, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 4½ miles W of Cheltenham. There is a post office under Cheltenham; money order office, Cheltenham; telegraph office, Goombe Hill. Acreage, 1022; population of the civil parish, 374; of the ecclesiastical, with Boddington, 668. There is a parish council consisting of five members. Staverton Court and Staverton House are the chief residences. The living is a vicarage, united with Boddington, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £450 with residence. The church is Early English.

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 parishStaverton St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionCheltenham 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1538.

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


Church of England

Iron Mission church, Golden Valley
St. Catherine (parish church)

The church of St. Catherine, anciently dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is an ancient building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north transept and a low embattled tuwer on the south side containing 3 bells: there is a piscina, and over the belfry window a sun dial; the church was restored in 1897 at a cost of £1,000, and affords 150 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 Staverton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Staverton 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 districtGL51
Post TownCheltenham