Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Sheepscombe is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created in 1821 from Painswick Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Shepscombe, Shepscomb

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1821

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Parishes adjacent to Sheepscombe

  • Cranham
  • Slad
  • Bisley
  • Miserden
  • Painswick

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Shepscombe, a chapelry, with a village, in Painswick parish, Gloucester; 5 miles NE by N of Stroud r. station. It has a post-office under Stroud. Real property, £2,821; of which £12 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 633; in 1861, 510. Houses, 138. The property is divided among a few. S. House is the seat of P. Matthews, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £130. Patron, the Vicar of Painswick. The church is modern; and there is a national school.

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

Shepscomb, a chapelry in the parish of Painswick, county of Gloucester; 3 miles east-north-east of Painswick. Living, a perpetual curacy in the dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; not in charge; gross income £45. Patron, the vicar of Painswick. Houses 161. Pop., in 1821, 725; in 1831, 803. Other returns with the parish.

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

Parish Records

Birth, Marriage, & Death Records - FamilySearch

Census Records - FamilySearch

Migration Records - FamilySearch

Military Records - FamilySearch

Other Records - FamilySearch

Utah, Salt Lake City, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Missionary Department, Missionary Registers, 1860-1937


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Stroud
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Stonehouse
  • Poor Law Union: Stroud
  • Hundred: Bisley
  • Province: Canterbury