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Archives and Libraries

  • Original source material relating to Cirencester, and other parishes in Diocese of Gloucester may be found at the Gloucestershire Archives.


  • "Taming the Phoenix, Cirencester & The Quakers 1642-1686", a history of Quakers in Cirencester, by Brian Hawkins, published by William Sessions, York, 1998. ISBN 1 85072 205 6.

    Brian has also published another book "Quakers in Cirencester, The First Fifty Years" which is a source book rather than a history. No bound copies are available, but he has deposited copies with some libraries, and the Gloucestershire Archives. This book is ideal for family historians as it has a list of names of Friends between 1655 and 1705. [Information supplied by Rob Wilson]


  • Inscriptions on the Cirencester War Memorials, recorded by John I. Jones. Lists those in the Memorial Hospital and Parish Church - previously separate webpages, combined into one page 20 May 2007.



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Cirencester area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Cirencester has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SP020010 (Lat/Lon: 51.707688, -1.972471), Cirencester which are provided by: