Minchinhampton is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Gloucestershire. Nailsworth is a chapelry of Minchinhampton.

Other places in the parish include: Box, Burley, Chalford, Cowcombe, Forwood, Theescombe, Holcombe, Hyde, Littleworth, St Cloe, and Hampton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1558

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Primitive Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Minchinhampton

  • Cherington
  • Sapperton
  • Avening
  • Amberley
  • Brimscombe

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Minchinhampton, 99 miles S.W. London, and 12m. S.E. Gloucester. Mrkt., Tues. P. 7037

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


Marriages at Minchinhampton 1566-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives


Minchinhampton Marriages 1810 to 1812

Minchinhampton Marriages 1807 to 1809

Minchinhampton Marriages 1804 to 1806


Minchinhampton Gell and Bradshaw Gloucestershire Directory 1820

Minchinhampton Universal British Directory 1791


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Budd John, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, maltster & baker, Jan. 15, 1830.

Recommended Books

Minchinhampton Memories Paperback – 15 Apr 2010 by Maureen Reader (Author). Countless members of this valued community have been questioned, and everyone from the butcher at Taylors to the Parish Councillor have added their piece to the rich tapestry of Minchinhampton’s heritage. The stories featured are as varied as the people who live in the village, from a humorous tale of one resident almost bumping into a cow on his way to work on Minchinhampton Common, to the wonderful theatrical productions of the 1970s, which attracted people from miles around. This book will be of interest to anyone who knows and loves this very special corner of the Cotswolds.


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