Place:Woodmancote (near Tewkesbury), Gloucestershire, England

NameWoodmancote (near Tewkesbury)
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.9417°N 2.0333°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoCleeve (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Winchcombe Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Cheltenham Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There are three places named Woodmancote in Gloucestershire.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Woodmancote is a village and civil parish 4 miles north east of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, England. It lies to the east and adjacent to Bishop's Cleeve.

Woodmancote became a separate civil parish in 1866 but probably was not recognized as such until it absorbed further area from Bishop's Cleeve in 1883. (Source:A Vision of Britain through Time)

A 19th century description

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

"WOODMANCOTE, a hamlet in Bishops-Cleeve parish, Gloucester; 3½ miles W by S of Winchcomb. Real property: £2,459; of which £40 are in quarries. Population: 431. Houses: 100."

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Bishop's Cleeve from A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 8/Tewkesbury hundred makes several mentions of Woodmancote. A History of the County of Gloucester is part of 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
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