Place:Eastington (near Stroud), Gloucestershire, England

NameEastington (near Stroud)
Alt namesEastington
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.746°N 2.326°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoWhitstone (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is another hamlet named Eastington now in the Cotswold District and part of the civil parish of Northleach with Eastington.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Eastington is a village and civil parish in the English county of Gloucestershire. It lies 4 miles west of Stroud and 9 miles south of Gloucester at the entrance to the Stroud Valley. It is situated west of the town of Stonehouse. Eastington has a number of farms and former mills.

A 19th century description

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Eastington from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"EASTINGTON, a tything and a parish in Wheatenhurst district, Gloucester. The tything lies on the Stroudwater canal, near the Bristol and Gloucester and the Gloucester and Hereford Junction railways, 1½ mile W of Stonehouse [railway] station, and 4½ W of Stroud; has a post office under Stonehouse; and contains the work-house of Wheatenhurst. Population: 712. Houses: 137.
"The parish includes also the tything of Alkerton. Acres [for the parish]: 2,042. Real property: £6,852. Popopulation: 1,717. Houses: 372. The property is much subdivided. Eastington House is a principal residence. A considerable woollen manufacture has been carried on, but has recently declined. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £551. Patron: the Rev. T. Peters. The church is ancient but good, with a tower; and has a brass of 1518, and a Norman font. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans. A school has £19 from endowment; and other charities have £11.

Registration Districts

Wheatenhurst (1837 - 1937)
Gloucester Rural (1937 - 1974)
Stroud (1974 - 2006)
Gloucestershire (2006 - )

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful::*The Victoria History of Gloucestershire chapter on Eastington, available online on 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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Wheatenhurst (1837 - 1937)

Gloucester Rural (1937 - 1974)
Stroud (1974 - 2006)
Gloucestershire (2006 - )

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