Place:Westonbirt, Gloucestershire, England

Alt namesWeston-Birtsource: Family History Library Catalog
Westonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 115
Coordinates51.6°N 2.203°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoLongtree (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
Westonbirt with Lasborough, Gloucestershire, Englandcivil parish of which it is a part
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Westonbirt is a settlement in Gloucestershire, England. Since 1935 it has been part of the Westonbirt with Lasborough civil parish.

A 19th century description

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

"WESTON-BIRT, a parish in Tetbury district, Gloucester; 3 miles SW by S of Tetbury, and 10 SW of Tetbury-Road [railway] station. It has a post-office under Tetbury. Acres: 1,904. Real property, with Lasborough: £2,432. Population: 190. Houses: 38. The property belongs to R. S. Holford, Esq.; and [Weston-Birt] House is his seat. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £226. Patron: R. S. Holford, Esq. The church was restored in 1841. There is a national school."

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Registration Districts

Tetbury (1837 - 1937)
Cirencester (1937 - 2006)
Gloucestershire (2006 - )

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • The Victoria History of Gloucestershire chapter on Westonbirt with Lasborough, available online on 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