Place:Cheltenham District, Gloucestershire, England

NameCheltenham District
Alt namesCheltenham (non-metropolitan district)
Cheltenham Borough
TypeDistrict municipality
Coordinates51.88°N 2.07°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoCheltenham, Gloucestershire, Englandtown forming the principal part of the district municipality in 1974

Image:Districts of Gloucestershire wikipedia.png On the map Cheltenham Borough is numbered 3.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

On 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, the original town or borough of Cheltenham was merged with the neighbouring urban district of Charlton Kings to form the non-metropolitan district of Cheltenham. Four parishes: Swindon Village, Up Hatherley, Leckhampton and Prestbury, were added to the borough of Cheltenham from the Borough of Tewkesbury in 1991.

Cheltenham is on the edge of the Cotswolds in the southwest of England. The borough covers 18.00 sq mi (46.61 km2) and has an estimated population (based on the UK census of 2011) of 115,600.

The current districts of Cheltenham Borough include

The italicized places in the above list are re-directed here. They do not have a separate article in WeRelate. Many of these were probably suburbs formed in the 20th century.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Cheltenham.

Research Tips

  • The Cheltenham Library, Art Gallery and Museum is located at Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3JT (

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)
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