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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Windrush St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Northleach|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Windrush (St. Peter))
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:
- 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.