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Woolstone, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Woolstone, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 3 miles SE of Ashchurch station on the M.R., and 5 N of Cheltenham. Post town, Cheltenham; money order office, Bishops Cleeve; telegraph office, Ashchurch railway station. Acreage, 795; population, 72. The manor belongs to the Earl of Coventry. A hill at the back of the parsonage has remains of a Roman camp, and commands a very extensive view. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £141 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Coventry. The church was restored in 1875.

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 parishWoolstone St. Martin 
Poor Law unionTewkesbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1890.

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


Church of England

St. Martin (parish church)

The church of St. Martin is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 3 bells and a clock: in the chancel is a recumbent stone effigy: the stained east window was inserted in 1907 to the memory of the Rev. G. G. Coventry, by the Hon. Mrs. O'Grady: the church was restored in 1872-3 at a cost of about £1,000: there are 70 sittings.

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 Woolstone from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Woolstone 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 districtGL52
Post TownCheltenham