Preston (near Cirencester) is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1677

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

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Parishes adjacent to Preston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PRESTON, a parish in Cirencester district, Gloucester; on the river Churn, 1½ mile SE of Cirencester r. station. Post-town, Cirencester. Acres, 2,190. Real property, £3,262. Pop., 217. Houses, 46. The manor belongs to the representatives of the late Lady Carteret. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £350. Patron, Miss Master. The church is Norman, and has a low tower.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Preston, 1½ mile S.E. Cirencester. P. 220

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

Preston A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Preston, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Cirencester (89) 2 m. ESE. Pop. 160.

A parish in the hundred of Crowthorne and Minety; living, a vicarage in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester; valued in K. B. 9l. lOs. 7½d.; church ded. to All Saints; patron (1829) T. Masters, Esq.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. III; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Parish Records

Birth Marriage and Death Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

BillionGraves Index

Find A Grave Index

Migration and Naturalisation Records

Migration Records at FamilySearch

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Poll Books

Preston nr. Cirencester Poll Book 1834 – Google Books


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

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