Willersey, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, on the borders of Worcestershire, 3½ miles S of Honeybourne station on the G.W.R., and 4 W of Chipping Campden. There is a post and money order office under Broadway; telegraph office, Broadway. Acreage, 1271; population, 353. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester; net value, £169 with residence. The church is an ancient cruciform edifice with a central embattled tower; it was restored in 1871.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Willersey St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Evesham|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Willersey 1723-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.
The register of baptisms dates from the year 1721; marriages, 1754; burials, 1727.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Peter (parish church)
The church of St. Peter is a cruciform building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, transepts, north porch and an embattled central tower, with pinnacles, containing 6 bells: the communion plate includes a chalice dated 1576, a paten dated 1666, and a pewter flagon dating from about 1660; the communion cloth has the date 1664 woven into it: the Early Norman font is preserved and was restored in 1905 by Professor Hewins M.A.: there is also an Early Norman south doorway: there are some remains of 13th or 14th century stained glass: the church was new roofed, restored and reseated in 1868, and further restored in 1878-82 at a cost of £506, and affords 250 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Willersey from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Willersey (St. Peter))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Willersey are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:
- Gloucester Citizen
- Gloucester Journal
- Gloucestershire Chronicle
- Gloucestershire Echo
- Cheltenham Chronicle
- Cheltenham Looker-On
The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.