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Whiteshill, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Whiteshill, an ecclesiastical parish in Stroud parish, Gloucestershire, 1 mile NW of Stroud. It was constituted in 1843, and it contains Bread Street and Ruscombe hamlets, and part of Pagenhill. Population, 1695. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. It has a post office under Stroud; money order and telegraph office, Stroud. The living is a titular vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £120 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church was built in 1841 and enlarged in 1881. There is a Congregational chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1845.

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


Church of England

St. Paul (parish church)

The church of St. Paul, erected in the year 1841, is a building of stone in the Norman style, consisting of apsidal chancel, nave, transepts (added to the church in 1881-2), and an embattled western tower containing one bell: there are numerous stained windows, and the apse is adorned with paintings of the Twelve Apostles, executed by the Misses Stanton, of Upfield: the church was restored in 1882 at a cost of £916, and transepts added, further in 1888 at a cost of £30, and again during 1906-7 at a cost of about £600: it now affords 600 sittings.


Congregational Chapel

The Congregational chapel at Ruscombe, was erected in 1828, and a burial ground was attached to it in 1876.

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Whiteshill 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 districtGL6
Post TownStroud