Woodchester, Gloucestershire Family History

Woodchester is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1563

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Roman Catholic.

Parishes adjacent to Woodchester

  • King’s Stanley
  • Nympsfield
  • Rodborough
  • Nailsworth
  • Amberley

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Woodchester, 2 m. N.E. Horseley. P. 908

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


Woodchester Bennetts Business Directory 1899


  • 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