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England Genealogy  Gotoarrow.png  Gloucestershire, England Genealogy Gotoarrow.png  Gloucestershire Parishes

Parish History[edit | edit source]

The parish of St. Peter’s was created in 1845 and the building of St. Peter’s Church begun in 1848 at the cost of about £5,000. It was consecrated on 23 March 1849.

It was built to the design of Samuel Whitfield Daukes, architect who is also responsible for the railway station at Lansdown and Francis Close Hall in St. Paul’s. Daukes was born in London in 1811 and trained under J. P. Pritchett of York where he met a fellow pupil John Middleton, whom he later invited to Cheltenham. Middleton then became Cheltenham’s most famous church architect, creating buildings such as St. Mark’s Church, Holy Apostles Church in Charlton Kings and St. Philip and St. James in The Park.

The building of St. Peter’s is an edifice in the Norman style with a 90 feet high round tower rising from an octagonal lower stage and finishing with a conical roof and vane. The font is, in form, a copy of that in Lincoln Cathedral, and consists of a square bowl resting on a central pier.[1]

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Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records[edit | edit source]

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Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.


Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Gloucestershire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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