Place:Great Barrington, Gloucestershire, England

NameGreat Barrington
Alt namesBernintonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
Bernitonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.814°N 1.694°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoSlaughter Hundred, Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was part located
Faringdon Hundred, Berkshire, Englandhundred in which it was part located
Stow on the Wold Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district 1894-1935
Barrington, Gloucestershire, Englandparish into which it was merged 1935
Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Great Barrington was a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England until 1935 when it was absorbed into a new civil parish named Barrington, along with the neighbouring parishes of Little Barrington and Eastleach Turville.

The present parish of Barrington has been in the Cotswold District of Gloucestershire, England since 1974. According to both the 2001 and 2011 UK censuses it had a population of 209. To the east the parish borders a portion of Oxfordshire that until 1974 was in Berkshire.

Registration Districts

Stow on the Wold Registration District (1837 - 1937)
Cirencester Registration District (1937 - 1974) (as part of the parish of Barrington)
Cheltenham Registration District (1974 - 2006) (as part of the parish of Barrington)
Gloucestershire Registration District (2006 - ) (as part of the parish of Barrington)

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Article on Great and Little Barrington from A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 6/Slaughter 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