Preston on Stour Gloucestershire Family History Guide

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Preston on Stour is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Preston Upon Stour

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1540

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Preston on Stour

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PRESTON-ON-STOUR, a parish, with a village, in the district of Stratford-on-Avon and county of Gloucester; on the river Stour, at the boundary with Warwick, 2½ miles E.S.E. of Milcote r. station, and 3½ S of Stratford-on-Avon. Post-town, Stratford-on-Avon. Acres, 1,990. Real property, £2,434. Pop., 376. Houses, 80. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Alscot Park, belongs to J. R. West, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £55. Patron, J. R. West, Esq The church is good, and has a tower. There are a national school, and charities £5.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

PRESTON upon STOUR, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Deerhurst, county of Gloucester, 4½ miles (S.) from Stratford upon Avon, containing, with Alscote, 334 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, rated in the king’s books at £8. 13. 4., endowed with £1200 royal bounty, and £200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of James Roberts West, Esq. The river Stour runs through the parish.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831.

Parish Records

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Marriages at Preston Upon Stour 1541 to 1812

Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., Vol IV. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1900.

Author: Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts), 1853-1913, ed; Blagg, Thomas Matthews

Note. – the Marriage Registers are contained in three volumes, of which the earliest is written on parchment, and is the copy made in 1604 from the original paper book. It is beautifully written, with ornamental headings, and is in good condition, but has lost its cover. The Marriages are extracted by the Rev. J. Harvey Bloom, Rector of Whitchurch, with the consent of the Rev. F. Hastings, vicar.

Marriages at Preston Upon Stour 1541 to 1812 –

Marriages at Preston upon Stour 1541-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives


Preston upon Stour Marriages 1755 to 1812

Preston Upon Stour Marriages 1750 to 1789

Preston Upon Stour Marriages 1687 to 1749

Poll Books

Preston on Stour Poll Book 1834 – Google Books


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Stratford on Avon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 – Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Campden
  • Poor Law Union: Stratford on Avon
  • Hundred: Deerhurst
  • Province: Canterbury