Deerhurst  Gloucestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Deerhurst like this:

DEERHURST, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred in Gloucester. The village stands on the river Severn, at the boundary with Worcester, 2 miles SW of Tewkesbury town and r. station; was formerly called Deorhurst and Deortyrst; and gives the title of Viscount to the Earl of Coventry. ...

The parish includes also the hamlets of Deerhurst-Walton and Apperley-with-Whitefield: and its post town is Tewkesbury. Acres, 2, 930. Real property, £7, 781. Pop., 930. Houses, 207. The property is divided among a few. A priory was founded here, in 715, by Duke Dodo; rebuilt, in 980, after being destroyed by the Danes; was given in 1056 to St. Denis abbey, and afterwards to Tewkesbury abbey; and passed, at the dissolution, to the Throckmortous. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Apperley, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £102. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church was rebuilt in 1490; has Norman traces; comprises a nave and aisles, with a square tower; was renovated in 1862, at a cost of about £2, 500; and contains two brasses, one of them a fine canopied brass of Chief-Baron Cassey. There is a Wesleyan chapel.—The sub-district is in Tewkesbury district; and contains nine parishes, and parts of two others. Acres, 18, 152. Pop., 4, 229. Houses, 948.-The hundred consists of detached pieces; contains nine parishes and parts of three others; and is cut into two divisions, lower and upper. Acres, 11, 909 and 7, 970. Pop. of the whole, 4, 994. Houses, 1, 092.

Deerhurst through time

Deerhurst is now part of Tewkesbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Tewkesbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Deerhurst itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Deerhurst, in Tewkesbury and Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th January 2022

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