Place:Whitminster, Gloucestershire, England

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NameWhitminster
Alt namesWheatenhurstsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.7717°N 2.3278°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoWhitstone (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Whitminster is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, on the A38 trunk road about six miles south of Gloucester. It was formerly known as Wheatenhurst, the name being changed officially in 1945. Wheatenhurst manor, with Whitminster House and the parish church of St Andrew, lies about a mile to the west of the modern village.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Whitminster.

Registration Districts

Wheatenhurst as Wheatenhurst (1837 - 1937)
Gloucester Rural as Wheatenhurst (1937 - 1945)
Gloucester Rural as Whitminster (1945 - 1974)
Gloucester (post-1974)as Whitminster (1974 - 2006)
Gloucestershire as Whitminster (2006 - )

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • The Victoria History of Gloucestershire chapter on Whitminster or Wheatenhurst, 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


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