Winstone, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 6½ miles NW by N of Cirencester. Post town, Cirencester. Acreage, 1491; population, 200. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £268 with residence. The church is Early English, and was restored in 1876. There are a Baptist chapel and a meeting-house for Plymouth Brethren.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Winston St. Bartholomew|
|Poor Law union||Cirencester|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Winstone 1540-1837, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.
The register dates from the year 1540.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Bartholomew (parish church)
The church of St. Bartholomew is an ancient building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a low embattled western tower containing 3 bells: the church was thoroughly restored in 1876, at a cost of £975, and affords 80 sittings.
Brethren meeting house
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Winstone from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Winston (St. Bartholomew))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Winstone 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.