Place:Kingswood (near Wotton-under-Edge), Gloucestershire, England

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NameKingswood (near Wotton-under-Edge)
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.627°N 2.366°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     (1844 - )
Also located inWiltshire, England     ( - 1844)
See alsoBerkeley (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Dursley Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Stroud (district), Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict in which Kingswood has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


NOTE: Between 1844 and 1974 there were two places named Kingswood in Gloucestershire. The second is an urban district on the eastern outskirts of Bristol which is named in WeRelate as Kingswood (near Bristol). Kingswood (near Bristol) became part of the short-lived modern county of Avon in 1974. In 1996 that section of Avon was reverted to Gloucestershire where it is now in the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire. See the Wikipedia article.

the following is based on an article in Wikipedia

Kingswood (near Wotton-under-Edge) is a village and civil parish within the Stroud District of Gloucestershire, England. It is immediately southwest of Wotton-under-Edge and has a population of 1,290. The village is located on the edge of the Cotswolds.

Kingswood (near Wotton-under-Edge) was formerly a detached part of the county of Wiltshire that was incorporated into Gloucestershire by the Counties (Detached Parts) Act of 1844. Sources for Kingswood (near Wotton-under-Edge) prior to 1844 will be found in Wiltshire records.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Kingswood, Gloucestershire.

Registration Districts

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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

(There may be more under Wiltshire in due course.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Kingswood, Gloucestershire. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.