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Whaddon, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Whaddon, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 3 miles S of Gloucester. Post town, Gloucester. Acreage, 537; population, 106. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Brookthorpe. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1855 and 1880.

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 parishWhaddon St. Margaret 
HundredDudstone and Kings Barton 
Poor Law unionGloucester 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Whaddon 1620-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1674.

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


Church of England

St. Margaret (parish church)

The church of St. Margaret is an ancient building of stone, consisting of chancel and nave, north porch, and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells: the nave and chancel belong to the 13th century and the tower to the 15th century: in 1855 the church was completely restored, with the exception of the chancel, which, in 1880, was restored by the Ecclasiastical Commissioners; there are 120 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 Whaddon from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Whaddon 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 districtGL52
Post TownCheltenham