Place:Boddington, Gloucestershire, England

Alt namesBotingtunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 111
Botintonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 111
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.924°N 2.156°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoWestminster Hundred, Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which part of the parish was located
Staverton, Gloucestershire, Englandecclesiastical parish of which Boddington was a chapelry
Tewkesbury Hundred, Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which part of the parish was located
Tewkesbury Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1935
Cheltenham Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1935-1974
Tewkesbury District, Gloucestershire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Boddington is a village and parish near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, England. It is home to RAF Boddington. Since 1974 it has been located in the Tewkesbury District or Borough of Gloucestershire.

A 19th century description

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

"BODDINGTON, a parish in Tewkesbury [registration] district, Gloucester; on the river Chilt, 4 miles NW by W of Cheltenham [railway] station. It includes the township of Barrow; and has a post office under Cheltenham. Acres: 930. Real property: £1,670. Population: 392. Houses: 81. The manor belongs to Mrs. T. L. Blagdon; and has a curious old moated mansion. King Alfred fought his last battle with the Danes, in 893, "at the barrow" The living is a [perpetual] curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Staverton, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is ancient, and looks to be Norman, but is not really so."

Boddington was originally a chapelry in the parish of Staverton, but became a separate civil parish by 1866.

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Boddington in A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 8/Tewkesbury hundred in the Victoria County History series provided by 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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