Place:Yanworth, Gloucestershire, England

Alt namesEnworthsource: Family History Library Catalog
Teneurdesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 115
TypeParish, Village
Coordinates51.8167°N 1.8833°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoBradley Hundred, Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Northleach Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district of which it was a part (as Stowell 1894-1935)
Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
Stowell, Gloucestershire, Englandcivil parish which it replaced in 1935
Haselton, Gloucestershire, Englandparish in which it was a chapelry before 1866
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Yanworth is a small rural parish located in the county of Gloucestershire, England 14 miles southeast of Cheltenham. It has a population of 300. The village itself is part of the Stowell Park estate owned by Lord (Sam) Vestey. St Michael's church is set apart from the village and dates to about 1200.

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Yanworth was a detached chapelry within Haselton ecclesiastical parish until 1866 when it became part of Stowell civil parish. In 1935 Stowell parish was abolished and Yanworth replaced it. The area was in the Northleach Rural District.

A 19th century description

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

"YANWORTH, or Enworth, a chapelry in Hazleton parish, Gloucester; 8½ miles NNE of Cirencester [railway] station. Post town, Northleach, under Cheltenham. Acres: 1,340. Real property: £1,265. Population: 123. Houses: 23. The property belongs to the Earl of Eldon. The living is annexed to Hazleton."

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Stowell and Hasleton from A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 9/Bradley hundred in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online both have references to Yanworth.
  • Three maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrate the changes in political boundaries over the period 1830-1945. All have expanding scales and on the second and third this facility is sufficient that individual parishes can be inspected.
  • Gloucestershire Hundreds as drawn in 1832. This map was prepared before The Great Reform Act of that year. Note the polling places and representation of the various parts of the county.
  • Gloucestershire in 1900, an Ordnance Survey map showing rural districts, the boundaries of the larger towns, the smaller civil parishes of the time, and some hamlets and villages in each parish
  • Gloucestershire in 1943, an Ordnance Survey map showing the rural districts after the changes to their structure in the 1930s
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county
  • GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish. 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. The compiler has gone to a lot of work to provide this material. Respect his copyright.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
  • English Jurisdictions, a supplementary website to FamilySearch outlining local parish boundaries in the middle on the 19th century. The information provided is especially useful for establishing the relationship of the ecclesiastical parishes in large towns and cathedral cities.
  • Ancestry UK has recently added Gloucestershire Burials, 1813-1988; Confirmations, 1834-1913; Baptisms, 1813-1913; Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813; and Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938. (entry dated 1 Aug 2015)

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