Place:Quedgeley, Gloucestershire, England

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NameQuedgeley
TypeCivil parish, Suburb
Coordinates51.828°N 2.277°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoWhitstone (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was part located
Dudstone and Kings Barton (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was part located
Gloucester (district), Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Quedgeley is a suburb of Gloucester, England, situated southwest of the city.

The civil parish of Quedgeley was transferred to Gloucester district in 1991 and is the only civil parish within the city. The 2011 census recorded a population of 17,519 for the parish, which has an area of .[1]

The parish church is St James and is known to have been established before 1137. The octagonal font has panels of gold, coloured tessarae, and blue forest stone. The font is 12th century but was a donation by the then Rev. Winstone Hayward for the re-opening of the church in 1857. While the present-day structure's tower and south aisle are medieval in origin, the remainder of the church is an 1856 restoration by Henry Woodyer in what is considered Victorian Gothic style.

The A38 road runs through Quedgeley, now as a dual carriageway running between Gloucester city centre and the M5 motorway at junction 12; the old route taken by the A38 through Quedgeley is now the B4008. The village of Hardwicke lies to the south of Quedgeley.[2]

RAF Quedgeley was a large RAF logistics site, which closed in 1995.

Registration Districts

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

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • The Victoria History of Gloucestershire chapter on Quedgeley, 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
  • England and Wales Jurisdictions 1851 provides a map illustrating the locations of the various Gloucester parishes. Enter "Gloucester" in the search box at the top left, then select the parish required from the list below the search box.
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