Victoria History of Gloucestershire

The Victoria History of Gloucestershire is the definitive reference for information on places in Gloucestershire.  The series is not yet complete.  The source material for the series is mainly found in Gloucestershire Archives, supplemented by material in the National Archives at Kew, Local Studies libraries in Gloucestershire and documents in private or other institutional hands.

The area to be covered by the Gloucestershire V.C.H. is essentially the old county of Gloucestershire, as it was prior to the 1974 local government re-organistion, together with some areas which are now in Worcestershire or Warwickshire and the City of Bristol.  The intention is that there will be twenty volumes altogether, the first three being general volumes, two covering the cities of Gloucester and Bristol, the rest will comprise the histories of the 323 ancient parishes and smaller towns, arranged by hundreds, the ancient administrative divisions of the county.  So far, nine volumes have been produced. They are:

Volume Topic
2 Ecclesiastical, social, economic and industrial history
4 The City of Gloucester
5 The Forest of Dean
6 Stow on the Wold area
7 Fairford and Bibury area
8 Tewkesbury and the Northern Vale
9 The Northleach area of the Cotswolds
10 Upper Severnside
11 The Stroud Valleys

Check the following table to see if the area of your interest has been covered yet.

Parish Volume
Abenhall 5
Adlestrop 6
Alderton 6
Aldsworth 7
Alvington 5
Ashchurch 8
Ashton under Hill 8
Avening 11
Awre 5
Aylburton 5
Barnsley 7
Barnwood 4
Beckford 8
Bibury 7
Bishop’s Cleeve 8
Bisley 11
Blaisdon 10
Bledington 6
Boddington 8
Bourton on the Hill 6
Bourton on the Water 6
Brimpsfield 7
Broadwell 6
Brockweir 5
Chedworth 7
Cherington 11
Churcham 10
Cinderford 5
Clapton 6
Clifford Chambers 6
Coberley 7
Cold Aston 9
Coleford 5
Colesbourne 7
Coln St Aldwyns 7
Coln St Denis 8
Coln Rogers 9
Compton Abdale 9
Condicote 6
Corse 8
Cowley 7
Cranham 7
Deerhurst 8
Dixton 6
Dowdeswell 9
Drybrook 5
Eastington 10
Eastleach Martin 7
Eastleach Turville 7
Edgeworth 11
Elkstone 7
Elmstone Hardwicke 8
English Bicknor 5
Eyford 6
Fairford 7
Farmington 9
Flaxley 5
Forest of Dean 5
Forthampton 8
Frampton on Severn 10
Fretherne 10
Frocester 10
Gloucester City 4
Great Barrington 6
Great Rissington 6
Great Washbourne 6
Hampnett 9
Hardwick 10
Haresfield 10
Hasfield 8
Hatherop 7
Hazleton 9
Hempsted 4
Highnam 10
Hinton on the Green 8
Horsley 11
Hucclecote 4
Kemerton 8
Kempsford 7
King’s Stanley 10
Lancaut 10
Lasborough 11
Lechlade 7
Leigh 8
Leonard Stanley 10
Little Barrington 6
Little Rissington 6
Littledean 5
Longford 4
Longney 10
Lower Lemington 6
Lower Slaughter 6
Lower Swell 6
Lydbrook 5
Lydney 5
Matson 4
Minchinhampton 11
Miserden 11
Mitcheldean 5
Moreton in Marsh 6
Moreton Valence 10
Nailsworth 11
Naunton 6
Newland 5
Newnham 10
North Cerney 7
Notgrove 9
Oddington 6
Oxenton 8
Painswick 11
Prescott 6
Prestbury 8
Preston on Stour 8
Quedgeley 10
Quenington 7
Randwick 10
Rendcomb 7
Rodborough 11
Rodmarton 11
Ruardean 5
Salperton 9
Sapperton 11
Saul 10
Sherborne 6
Shipton Moyne 11
Southrop 6
St Briavels 5
Standish 10
Stanway 6
Staunton 5
Staverton 8
Stonehouse 10
Stow on the Wold 6
Stowell 9
Stroud 11
Syde 7
Tetbury 11
Tewkesbury 8
Tidenham 10
Tirley 8
Todenham 6
Tredington 8
Tuffley 4
Twigworth 4
Turkdean 9
Upper Slaughter 6
Walton Cardiff 8
Westbury on Severn 10
Westcote 6
Westonbirt 11
Wheatenhurst 10
Whitminster 10
Whittington 9
Wick Rissington 6
Windrush 6
Winson 7
Winstone 11
Withington 9
Woodchester 11
Woolaston 10
Woolstone 7