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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Staverton St. John the Baptist|
|Poor Law union||Cheltenham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Staverton (St. John the Baptist))
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:
- Gloucester Citizen
- Gloucester Journal
- Gloucestershire Chronicle
- Gloucestershire Echo
- Cheltenham Chronicle
- Cheltenham Looker-On
The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.