Great Washbourne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Kings Washbourn

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1757

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Great Washbourne

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WASHBOURNE (Great), a parish in Winchcomb district, Gloucester; 4 miles E by N of Ashchurch r. station, and 4½ NNW of Winchcomb. Post town, Winchcomb, under Cheltenham. Acres, 470. Real property, £1,125. Pop., 83. Houses, 24. The manor belongs to R. Prance, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £120. Patron, the Rev.Covey. The church is ancient.

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

Washbourne (Great), a parish in the upper division of the hund. of Tewkesbury, union of Winchcomb, county of Gloucester; 4½ miles north-north-west of Winchcomb. Living, a perpetual curacy, formerly in the archd. and dio. of Gloucester, now in the dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £3 15s., returned at £45; gross income £59. Tithes commuted in 1809. Patron, in 1841, J. B. Smith, Esq. No school in the parish in 1833. Acres 470. Houses 18. A.P. £1,215. Pop., in 1801, 89; in 1831, 87. Poor rates, in 1838, £36.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

WASHBOURN, GREAT, or Kings Washbourn (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Winchcomb, Upper division of the hundred of Tewkesbury, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 6 miles (E. by N.) from Tewkesbury; containing 100 inhabitants. It comprises 650 acres, the whole, with the exception of about 100 acres, the property of the Craven family. The living is variously styled a rectory and a perpetual curacy; net income, £59; patron, the Rev. Charles Covey, who is also incumbent. The church, which is very ancient, contains a handsome font, and has recently been repewed at the expense of the parish, and beautified at that of the rector: it is situated on an elevation commanding extensive views of the beautiful country by which it is surrounded.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

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  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Winchcomb
  • 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: Winchcombe
  • Hundred: Tewkesbury
  • Province: Canterbury

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