Place:Preston (near Cirencester), Gloucestershire, England

NamePreston (near Cirencester)
Alt namesPrestetunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 114
Prestitunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 114
TypeParish, Village
Coordinates51.6987°N 1.9435°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
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

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

  • PRESTON, a parish in Cirencester [registration] district, Gloucester; on the river Churn, 1½ mile S E of Cirencester [railway] station. Post-town, Cirencester. Acres: 2,190. Real property: £3,262. Population: 217. Houses: 46. The manor belongs to the representatives of the late Lady Carteret. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £350. Patron, Miss Master. The church is Norman, and has a low tower."

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
  • 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)