Sherborne, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Sherborne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1572
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1571

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Calvinist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Plymouth Brethren, Presbyterian, Primitive Methodist, Protestant Dissenters, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHERBORNE, a village and a parish in Northleach district, Gloucester. The village stands 5½ miles S by E of Bourton-on-the-Water r. station; gives the title of Baron to the Dutton family; and has a post-office under Cheltenham. The parish comprises 4,560 acres. Real property, £5,796. Pop., 584. Houses, 127. The manor belonged formerly to Winchcomb abbey; and, with S. Park, belongs now to Lord Sherborne. The mansion occupies the site of a seat of the abbots; and was rebuilt, at great cost, in 1831. The living is a vicarage, united with Windrush, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £194. Patron, Lord Sherborne. The church was rebuilt in 1850, and has a tower and spire. Bradley, the astronomer, was a native.

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

Sherborne, a parish in the hund. of Slaughter, union of Northleach, county of Gloucester; 6 miles west-north-west of Burford. Living, a discharged vicarage with that of Windrush, formerly in the archd. and dio. of Gloucester, now in the dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £15 6s. 8d.; gross income £209. Tithes commuted in 1777. Patron, in 1841, Lord Sherborne. Here are 5 daily and 2 Sunday schools. Acres 4,560. Houses 116. A. P. £4,224. Pop., in 1801, 526 ; in 1831, 767. Poor rates, in 1838, £172 7s.

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


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