Place:Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England

Alt namesTedechesberiesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 115
Teodechesberiesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 115
Teodekesberiesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 115
TypeParish (ancient), Town, Borough (municipal)
Coordinates51.983°N 2.15°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoTewkesbury Hundred, Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Tewkesbury District, Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality of which the town of Tewkesbury is one of the principal communities
Contained Places
Tewkesbury Abbey
source: Family History Library Catalog
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the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. It stands at the confluence of the River Severn and the River Avon, and also minor tributaries, the Swilgate and Carrant Brook. It gives its name to the Borough (or district) of Tewkesbury (established 1974), of which the town is the second largest settlement, (Cheltenham being larger). From 1837 until 1974 it was a municipal borough.

At the 2011 UK census the town itself had a population of 10,704. If the neighbouring modern parishes of Wheatpieces (3,577) and Ashchurch Rural (957) [both redirected to Walton Cardiff], Northway (5,080) [redirected to Ashchurch] are added, the figure rises to 20,318.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Tewkesbury.

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Tewkesbury in A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 8/Tewkesbury hundred in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online. Tewkesbury, being a comparatively large town, is given a very long article in this volume.
  • 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
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