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Windrush, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Windrush, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 4 miles W by N of Burford, with a post office under Faringdon; money order and telegraph office, Great Barrington. The parish comprises 1835 acres; population, 228. The manor belongs to Lord Sherborne. There is a Roman camp. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Sherborne. The church is ancient, with some remains of Norman work, and was restored in 1874.

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 parishWindrush St. Peter 
Poor Law unionNorthleach 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1586.

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 an ancient building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, south transept and porch, and an embattled western tower containing 6 bells: the transept retains a piscina, discovered, with other remains, during the restoration: in the east wall are some Norman corbels and a memorial stone to the Hungerford family, dated 1579: the south doorway is a fine specimen of Norman work: the church was restored and an organ chamber and vestry added in 1874, at a cost of £1,200; and in 1889 an organ was erected at a cost of £180: 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 Windrush from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Windrush 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 districtOX18