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Winson, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Winson, a township-chapelry in Bibury parish, Gloucestershire, 2 miles from Foss Cross station on the Midland and South-Westem Junction railway, and 6 NE of Cirencester. Post town, Fairford (S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Bibury. Acreage, 1216; population, 134. The living is annexed to Bibury. The church is Early English and Perpendicular, with a Norman porch.

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 
Civil parishBibury 
Poor Law unionNorthleach 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1577.

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


Church of England

St. Michael (parish church)

The church of St. Michael is a small building of stone, in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, a fine porch of Norman date, and a western turret containing 2 bells: the nave is fitted with low open oak seats, the chancel with stalls: the stained east window was presented by Lady Wilson, of Eshton, Yorks: there are 100 sittings.


Primitive Methodist Chapel

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Winson from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Winson 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 districtGL7