Place:Kiftsgate Hundred, Gloucestershire, England


NameKiftsgate Hundred
Located inGloucestershire, England

The Hundreds of Gloucestershire, as with hundreds in other English counties, were the original geographic divisions of the county for administrative, military and judicial purposes. Each hundred covered a number of parishes. The introduction of civil registration in 1837 was accompanied by the creation of other groups of parishes such as Sanitary Districts and Poor Law Unions.

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

"KIFTSGATE, a hundred in Gloucester; contiguous to Warwick and Worcester; cut into two divisions, lower and upper; and containing, in the [lower division], nineteen parishes, and in the [upper division], sixteen parishes, and parts of three others. Acres of the [lower division]: 45,535. Population in 1851: 8,038. Houses: 1,695. Acres of the [upper division]: 36,888. Population in 1851: 7,366. Houses: 1,553. Population of the whole, in 1861: 15,533. Houses: 3,428."

The upper division of the hundred is in three sections, all detached from each other and from the rest of Gloucestershire. As will be seen from the list below, the boundary between Worcestershire and Gloucestershire and between Warwickshire and Gloucestershire have been redrawn and some of the parishes are now considered to be in Worcestershire and Warwickshire.


Admington hamlet, civil parish in Warwickshire from 1894
Alstone hamlet, civil parish
Aston Somerville parish (ancient), civil parish in Worcestershire from 1931
Aston Subedge parish (ancient), civil parish
Batsford parish (ancient), civil parish
Buckland parish (ancient), civil parish
Charlton Abbots parish (ancient), civil parish
Childs Wickham parish (ancient), civil parish in Worcestershire from 1931
Chipping Campden parish (ancient), civil parish
Clopton hamlet, civil parish
Condicote parish (ancient), civil parish
Cow Honeybourne chapelry, civil parish in Worcestershire from 1951
Didbrook parish (ancient), civil parish
Dorsington parish (ancient), civil parish in Warwickshire from 1831
Dumbleton parish (ancient), civil parish
Ebrington parish (ancient), civil parish
Guiting Power parish (ancient), civil parish
Hailes chapelry, civil parish
Hawling parish (ancient), civil parish
Hidcote Bartrim hamlet, civil parish
Ilmington parish (ancient), civil parish in Warwickshire from 1894
Little Washbourne hamlet, civil parish
Long Marston parish (ancient), civil parish in Worcestershire from 1931
Longborough parish (ancient), civil parish
Mickleton parish (ancient), civil parish
Pebworth parish (ancient), civil parish
Pinnock and Hyde township, civil parish
Quinton parish (ancient), civil parish
Roel extra parochial area, civil parish
Saintbury parish (ancient), civil parish
Sezincote chapelry, civil parish
Snowshill chapelry, civil parish
Stanley Pontlarge chapelry, civil parish
Stanton parish (ancient), civil parish
Sudeley Manor parish (ancient), civil parish
Temple Guiting parish (ancient), civil parish
Toddington parish (ancient), civil parish
Twyning parish (ancient), civil parish
Upper Swell parish (ancient), civil parish
Weston on Avon parish (ancient), civil parish
Weston Subedge parish (ancient), civil parish
Willersey parish (ancient), civil parish
Winchcombe parish (ancient), civil parish
Wormington parish (ancient), civil parish

Research tips

  • The website British History Online provides eight chapters out of at least eleven of the Victoria County History Series on Gloucestershire. Some of these are outlines of topics concerning the whole county, others contain descriptions of cities, towns and villages of varying sizes throughout the area.
  • Brett Langston's Registration Districts in Gloucestershire follows the history of registration district provision in Gloucestershire from its inception in 1837 through to the present day.
  • GENUKI has a brief overall guide to various sources of information for the county.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki on Gloucestershire provides information similar to that in GENUKI.
  • Gloucestershire Archives for older sources such as pre-1837 parish registers and other contemporary documents. Address: Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, England GL1 3DW