Place:Poulton, Gloucestershire, England

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NamePoulton
Alt namesPontunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 114
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.717°N 1.85°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     (1844 - )
Also located inWiltshire, England     ( - 1844)
See alsoCrownthorne and Minety (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Cirencester Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Cotswold (district), Gloucestershire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Poulton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Gloucestershire, approximately 24 miles (39 km) to the south-east of Gloucester. It lies in the south of the Cotswolds Hills. In the 2001 UK census, the parish had a population of 398.

Historically, the village was part of the county of Wiltshire but for centuries was physically detached from Wiltshire, as an "enclave" of Gloucestershire. In 1844, under the Counties (Detached Parts) Act, Poulton became part of Gloucestershire.

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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


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