Place:Didbrook, Gloucestershire, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.9774°N 1.9286°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoKiftsgate (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"DIDBROOK, a village, a township, and a parish in Winchcomb [registration] district, Gloucester. The village lies under the Cotswolds, near the river Isborne, 3 miles NE of Winchcomb, and 8 ENE of Cleeve [railway] station. The township includes also the hamlets of Coscomb and Wormington-Grange. Acres: 1,528. Real property: £2,125. Population: 182. Houses, 37.
"The parish contains also the township of Pinnock and Hyde. Post town, Winchcomb, under Cheltenham. Acres: 2,578. Real property: £3,924. Population: 221. Houses: 45. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Pinnock and the [perpetual] curacy of Hailes, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £257. Patron: H. Tracy, Esq. The church was built in 1470; has a pinnacled square tower; and is in good condition."

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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)