Place:Ebrington, Gloucestershire, England

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NameEbrington
Alt namesBristentunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 112
Ebbertonsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates52.067°N 1.733°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoKiftsgate (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Campden Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1935
North Cotswold Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1935-1974
Cotswold (district), Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Ebrington is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England, about 2 miles (3.2 km) from Chipping Campden. It has narrow lanes and tiny streets of Cotswold stone houses and cottages, many of which are thatched.

A manor has existed at Ebrington for several centuries, it was owned by the Fortescue family who also had estates in Exmoor (Devon). The ancient church of St. Eadburgha shows many monuments to the family including one to Sir John Fortescue in his robes as Lord Chief Justice. Sir John died in 1476. The church is mainly Perpendicular with some Norman work remaining in the north and south doorwars, of its other treasures the church shows a 17th-century canopied pulpit and medieval stained glass windows.

Ebrington was in Campden Rural District from 1894 until 1935 when the rural district was broken up and the majority of it (including Ebrington) was transferred to the newly-formed and larger North Cotswold Rural District.

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Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • 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. Do 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
  • Unfortunately, A History of the County of Gloucester in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online does not cover this part of the county
  • Ancestry.co.uk has recently added Gloucestershire Burials, 1813-1988; Confirmations, 1834-1913; Baptisms, 1813-1913; Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813; and Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938. (entry dated 1 Aug 2015)
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