Place:Welford-on-Avon, Gloucestershire, England

Coordinates52.168°N 1.784°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     (1931 - )
Also located inWarwickshire, England     ( - 1931)
See alsoDeerhurst (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Marston Sicca Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1931
Stratford-upon-Avon Rural, Warwickshire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1931-1974
Stratford-on-Avon (district), Warwickshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Welford-on-Avon is a village of around 1,800 inhabitants situated some 4 miles (6 km) west-south-west of the town of Stratford-upon-Avon in the county of Warwickshire, England. The village sits within a bend of the River Avon.

In 1894 the Warwickshire part of the parish of Welford-on-Avon became the separate parish of Bickmarsh, and thereafter the remaining area of Welford-on-Avon was wholly in Gloucestershire, until it was transferred to Warwickshire on 1.4.1931.

Welford-on-Avon was part of Marston Sicca Rural District in Gloucestershire. A further explanation will be found under Marston Sicca Rural District where a map of the area is included.

Registration Districts (for Welford-on-Avon)

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Welford on Avon from A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 5, Kington Hundred. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1949.
  • 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
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