Staunton Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Staunton or Staunton near Coleford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Coal Pit Hill.

Alternative names: Staunton near Coleford

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1584

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Staunton

Historical Descriptions of Staunton

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STAUNTON, a parish in the district of Monmouth and county of Gloucester; 3 miles E of Monmouth r. station. It has a post-office under Coleford. Acres, 1,517. Real property, £1,635. Pop., 202. Houses, 44. S. Hill commands a fine view. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £149. Patron, the Rev. E. Machen. The church is good. Charities, £32.

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

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Directories

Staunton Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Staunton is a village and parish, 3 miles from Monmouth, 2 from Coleford, 13 from Ross, and 10 from Lydney station on the South Wales line of railway, in the Hundred of St. Briavells, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, and Union of Monmouth. The church is a stone building, having a tower, centre and side aisles, chancel, nave and 5 bells. The living is a rectory, in the gift of Edward Machen, Esq., of the value of £150 per year; the Rev. Richard Davies, M.A., is the present incumbent. The acreage contained in the parish is 1,497 acres, and the rateable value £1, 610. The population, in 1851, was 194.

Davies Rev. Richard, M.A.,

Gibbon Alexander, esq.

Traders
Ansley John, farmer
Carver Sarah (Mrs.), ‘Royal Oak,’ & blacksmith
Davis Cheveril, been retailer & shopkpr
Harris Samuel, farmer
Jenkins Hercules, shopkeeper
Morgan Elizabeth (Mrs.), ‘White Horse’
Morgan Wm., shoemaker & postmaster
Powell James, shoemaker

Post Office – William Morgan, receiver. Letters are delivered at 11 a.m. & dispatched at ½ past 4 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Coleford.

National School, Miss Ellen Summerford, mistress

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire with Bath and Bristol.  Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., 19, 20 & 21, Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1856.

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Administration

County: Gloucestershire
Civil Registration District: Monmouth
Probate Court: Pre-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Hereford, Post-1541 - Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Pre 1836 - Gloucester, Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol
Rural Deanery: Forest
Poor Law Union: Monmouth
Hundred: St Briavels
Province: Canterbury