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
12 Newent and May Hill
13 The Vale of Gloucester and Leadon Valley

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

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Parish Volume
Abenhall 5
Adlestrop 6
Alderton 6
Aldsworth 7
Alvington 5
Ashchurch 8
Ashleworth 13
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
Bromesberrow 12
Bulley 13
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
Dymock 12
Eastington 10
Eastleach Martin 7
Eastleach Turville 7
Edgeworth 11
Elkstone 7
Elmore 13
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
Hartpury 13
Hasfield 8
Hatherop 7
Hazleton 9
Hempsted 4
Highnam 10
Hinton on the Green 8
Horsley 11
Hucclecote 4
Huntley 12
Kemerton 8
Kempley 12
Kempsford 7
King’s Stanley 10
Lancaut 10
Lasborough 11
Lassington 13
Lechlade 7
Leigh 8
Leonard Stanley 10
Little Barrington 6
Little Rissington 6
Littledean 5
Longford 4
Longhope 12
Longney 10
Lower Lemington 6
Lower Slaughter 6
Lower Swell 6
Lydbrook 5
Lydney 5
Maisemore 13
Matson 4
Minchinhampton 11
Minsterworth 13
Miserden 11
Mitcheldean 5
Moreton in Marsh 6
Moreton Valence 10
Nailsworth 11
Naunton 6
Newland 5
Newnham 10
North Cerney 7
Norton 13
Notgrove 9
Oddington 6
Oxenhall 12
Oxenton 8
Painswick 11
Pauntley 12
Prescott 6
Preston 12
Prestbury 8
Preston on Stour 8
Quedgeley 10
Quenington 7
Randwick 10
Rendcomb 7
Rodborough 11
Rodmarton 11
Ruardean 5
Rudford 13
Salperton 9
Sandhurst 13
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
Taynton 12
Tetbury 11
Tewkesbury 8
Tibberton 13
Tidenham 10
Tirley 8
Todenham 6
Tredington 8
Tuffley 4
Turkdean 9
Twigworth 4
Twyning 13
Upleadon 13
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