Place:Bibury, Gloucestershire, England

Alt namesBegeberiesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 111
Coordinates51.783°N 1.817°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoBradley (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the part of the parish was located
Brightwells Barrow (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which part of the parish was located
Cotswold (district), Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Bibury is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. It is situated on the River Coln, about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) northeast of Cirencester.

The village is known for its honey-coloured seventeenth century stone cottages with steeply pitched roofs, which once housed weavers who supplied cloth for fulling at nearby Arlington Mill. The picturesque Arlington Row cottages were built in 1380 as a monastic wool store. This was converted into a row of cottages for weavers in the seventeenth century.

Registration Districts

Northleach (1837 - 1937)
Cirencester (1937 - 2006)
Gloucestershire (2006 - )

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 9/Bradley hundred in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online. There is no article on Bibury, but there are many references to the village throughout the volume. There is a "search" box on the first page.
  • GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837)
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Respect the copyright on this material.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county
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