Badgeworth, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Holy Trinity Church, Badgeworth
Holy Trinity Church, Badgeworth. The copyright on this image is owned by Pauline Eccles and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Badgeworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire. Shurdington is a chapelry of Badgeworth.

Other places in the parish include: Little Shurdington, Little Witcombe, and Bentham.

Parish church: Holy Trinity

Parish registers begin: 1553

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Badgeworth

Historical Descriptions

Badgeworth Gloucestershire Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Badgeworth, a village and a parish in Cheltenham district, Gloucester. The village stands on a small stream, 2 miles S of the Gloucester and Birmingham railway, and 4 miles SW of Cheltenham. The parish includes also the hamlets of Bentham, little_shurdington, and little_witcombe; and it’s post-town is Shurdington under Cheltenham. Acres, 3,927. Real property, £7,202. Pop., 1,048. Houses, 227. The manor belongs to J. E. Viner, Esq., of Badgeworth House. There is a mineral spring. The living is a vicarage, united with the curacy of Great Shurdington, Gloucestershire, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £295. Patron, J. E. Viner, Esq. The church is later English; consists of nave, north aisle, and chancel, with tower at the west end of the nave; and is in good condition. Cox’s charities for the poor yield £100 a year, and other charities £10.

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

Badgeworth The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Badgeworth, a parish in the upper division of the hund. of Dudstone and King’s-Barton, union of Cheltenham, county of Gloucester; 4 miles south west from Cheltenham, and 2 south of the railroad from Cheltenham to Gloucester. Living, a vicarage, to which is annexed the chapel of Sherdington, in the archd. of Gloucester, and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £20 11s. 3d.; gross income £299. Patron, in 1835, W. L. Lawrence. There is also a sinecure rectory, in the patronage of Jesus’ college, Oxford. Charities connected with this parish produce £28 per annum. The inhabitants are entitled to send children to the free school at Churchdown. This parish lies on a small stream which flows north-west wards into the Severn. Pop., in 1801, 603; in 1831. 859. Houses 173. Acres 1,730. A. P. £4,994. Poor rates, in 1837 £331.

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

Badgeworth Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Badgeworth, 2 m. E. Gloucester. P. 903

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

Poll Books

Badgeworth Poll Book 1834 – Google Books

Bentham Poll Book 1834 – Google Books

Little Shurdington Poll Book 1834 – Google Books

Little Witcombe Poll Book 1834 – Google Books


Badgeworth Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Badgeworth Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Cheltenham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 – Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Winchcombe
  • Poor Law Union: Cheltenham
  • Hundred: Dudstone and King’s Barton
  • Province: Canterbury

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