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Westcote, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Westcote, a parish in Gloucestershire, 4 miles SSE of Stow-on-the-Wold. Post town, Chipping Norton; money order and telegraph office, Stow-on-the-Wold. Acreage, 1548; population, 206. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £171 with residence. The church is Early English, with Perpendicular additions, and was almost entirely rebuilt in 1876 and 1886. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishWestcote St. Mary 
Poor Law unionStow-on-the-Wold 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Westcote 1630-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1630.

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


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is a building of stone, chiefly in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, vestry and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells and a sanctus bell: the east window is stained: the chancel was rebuilt in 1876, in the Early English style, under the direction of Mr. Bonnor, architect, of London: the nave and porch were rebuilt in the year 1886, chiefly in the Early English style; the entire cost, including the chancel, was about £1,050: there are 100 sittings.


Wesleyan Chapel

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 Westcote from the following:

Land and Property

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

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.