Whitminster  Gloucestershire


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

WHEATENHURST, or Whitminster, a village, a parish, and a district, in Gloucester. The village stands near the Stroud canal, the Gloucester and Berkeley canal, and the river Severn, 3 miles NW of Stonehouse r. station; and has a post-office, of the name of Whitminster, under Stonehouse.—The parish comprises 1,237 acres of land, and 10 of water. ...

Real property, £2,949. Pop., 411. Houses, 92. The manor belongs partly to J.Bengough, Esq. Whitminster House is the seat of H. H. Wilton, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £135. Patron, J.Bengough, Esq. The church is early English, and was enlarged in 1842. There are an endowed school with £31 a year, and charities £32.—The district contains 14 parishes, and is divided into Haresfield and Frampton sub-districts. Acres, 24,471. Poor rates in 1863, £3,984. Pop. in 1851, 7,987; in 1861, 7,813. Houses, 1,721. Marriages in 1863, 34; births, 226,-of which 12 were illegitimate; deaths, 116, -of which 40 were at ages under 5 years, and 9 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 422; births, 2,497; deaths, 1,489. The places of worship, in 1851, were 15 of the Church of England, with 4,036 sittings; 2 of Independents, with 420 s.; 2 of Baptists, with 220 s.; 4 of Wesleyans, with 835 s.; and 1 undefined, with 50 s. The schools were 18 public day-schools, with 918 scholars; 14 private day-schools, with 222 s.; and 18 Sunday schools, with 1,165 s. The workhouse is in Eastington. .

Whitminster through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 13th May 2021

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