Chedworth, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Northward view over Chedworth. Hidden in the valley just below had been Chedworth station on the ex-GW (Midland & South-Western Junction) line from Cheltenham (to the left) to Cirencester, Swindon, Marlborough and Andover Junction, which closed on 11/9/61. The copyright on this image is owned by Ben Brooksbank and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Chedworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1653

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Chedworth

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Chedworth, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Northleach district, Gloucester. The village stands near the river Churn, 4 ½ miles SW of Northleach, and 6 ¾ N of Cirencester r. station; has a post-office under Cheltenham; and gave the title of Baron to the family of Howe. The parish comprises 4,689 acres. Real property, £5,604. Pop., 954. Houses, 220. The property is much subdivided. Part of the land is occupied by Chedworth wood. A barrow occurs on high ground; and a Roman bath was discovered in 1760. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £302. Patron, Queen’s College, Oxford. The church has a fine sculptured stone pulpit; and is good. There are an Independent chapel, and charities £41. —The sub-district contains sixteen parishes and a chapelry. Acres, 36,449. Pop., 5,253. Houses, 1,127.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Chedworth, a parish in the hund. of Rapsgate, union of Northleach, county of Gloucester; 4½ miles south-west of Northleach. Acres 4,890. Houses 223. Pop., in 1801, 848; in 1831, 1,026. A.P. £4,727. Poor rates, in 1837, £449. Charities, the church and poor’s lands; annual rent, in 1828, £26 13s. 2d.; other charities about £15. Living, a vicarage in the archd. of Bristol and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £7 8s. 4d.; gross income £309. Patrons, the provost and fellows of Queen’s college, Oxford. The Independents have a place of worship here; the church was formed in 1750. From this parish the family of Howe took the title of Baron, which became extinct on the death of the late John, Lord Chedworth.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Chedworth, 5 m. N.E. Cirencester. P. 983

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.


Marriages at Chedworth 1653-1812

Marriages at Chedworth 1653-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives


Chedworth Marriages 1800 to 1812

Chedworth Marriages 1791 to 1799

Chedworth Marriages 1780 to 1791

Chedworth Marriages 1765 to 1779

Chedworth Marriages 1754 to 1764


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