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Weston on Avon, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Weston-on-Avon, a parish in Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, on the river Avon, 3½ miles SW by S of Stratford-on-Avon. Post town, Welford-on-Avon, under Stratford-on-Avon. Acreage of the Gloucestershire portion, which is Weston tithing, 917; of the Warwickshire portion, which is Milcote lordship, 609; population, 90 and 50. For parish council purposes it is divided into Weston-on-Avon and Milcote. Milcote has a station on the Honeybourne and Stratford branch of the G.W.R. The manor belongs to Lord Sackville. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £60. Patron, Lord Sackville. The church is of 15th century date.

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 parishWeston-upon-Avon All Saints 
Poor Law unionStratford 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore & co. transcript of the Marriages at Weston-on-Avon 1690-1810 is available to browse online.

The register, including Milcote, dates from the year 1685.

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


Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is a building of stone, in the late Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower containing one bell: the church was partly restored in 1899: there are 100 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 Weston on Avon 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.