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Wick Rissington, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Rissington, Wick, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, adjacent to the Fosse Way, 2 miles ENE of Bourton-on-the Water station on the G.W.R., and 3 S of Stow-on-the Wold. Post town, Stow-on-the Wold; money order and telegraph office, Bourton-on-the Water. Acreage, 1267; population, 226. Wyck Hill House is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £185 with residence. The church is Norman and Early English, was enlarged about 1833, and restored and enlarged in 1879. It contains a piscina and aumbries.

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 parishWick Rissington St. Peter 
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 Wyck Risington 1605-1838, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1739; but there are transcripts in the bishop's registry from 1605.

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


Church of England

St. Lawrence (parish church)

The church of St. Lawrence is a building of stone, in the Early English and later styles, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, north aisle, north porch and a western tower with open parapet containing 4 bells: in the chancel wall is a canopied piscina and there are seven aumbries: in the chancel are memorial windows to Paul Butler (d. 1875) and to the Rev. Henry Sylvester Richmond, a former rector (d. 1872) and Caroline Eliza, his wife (d. 1892), and there are five other small stained windows: the church was enlarged in 1833, and in 1879 was restored and a north aisle added at a total cost of £800, under the direction of Mr. J. E. K. Cutts, architect, of London: there are sittings for 150 persons.

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 Wick Rissington 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.