Place:Charlton Abbots, Gloucestershire, England

NameCharlton Abbots
Alt namesCerletonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 112
Charlton-Abbotssource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.917°N 1.95°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoKiftsgate Hundred, Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Sudeley, Gloucestershire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1935
Winchcombe Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Cheltenham Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
Tewkesbury District, Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"CHARLTON-ABBOTS, a parish in Winchcomb [registration] district, Gloucester; under the Cotswolds, 2½ miles S by E of Winchcomb, and 6 E by N of Cheltenham [railway] station. Post Town, Winchcomb, under Cheltenham. Acres: 2,190. Real property: £1,247. Population: 109. Houses: 18. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £38. Patron: J. Chamberlayne, Esq. The church is old."

Charlton Abbots was absorbed into Sudeley parish in 1935. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time). The area is now part of the Tewkesbury District.

Research Tips

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)