Place:Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England

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NameBourton-on-the-Water
Alt namesBortunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 111
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.883°N 1.75°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoSlaughter (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish is located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has a population of 3,297 inhabitants (2009 est), making it a rather large village as its population actually exceeds those of nearby Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford, both of which are considered small market towns.

Bourton-on-the-Water has been, since 1974, part of the Cotswold District of Gloucestershire.

Registration Districts

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire (1837 - 1937)
North Cotswold (1937 - 2006)
Gloucestershire (2006 - )

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Article on Bourton-on-the-Water from A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 6/Slaughter hundred in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online
  • 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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