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Archives and Libraries

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



  • Painswick Tombs - a new (2007) project to catalogue and restore the famous table tombs and monuments in the churchyard. Added 24 Jun 2007.


  • There is also a Cemetery on Painswick Hill (used for burials since about 1850) and searches can be undertaken by the Parish Clerk - an email address is available on the Painswick Parish Council website. Added 24 Jun 2007.



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Painswick 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

You can see pictures of Painswick which are provided by:



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Painswick 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 SO860090 (Lat/Lon: 51.779444, -2.204352), Painswick which are provided by:


  • The Post Office at Painswick is widely claimed to be the oldest working Post Office in Britain, but apparently this claim is a bit misleading. The building it is housed in dates from 1428, and thus it is probably the oldest known building which also contains a Post Office. It is not known when the Post Office itself first opened its counter, so there are probably other contenders for the title.



  • Painswick Local History Society - History, Houses, Photos, &c. The site also has details of the War Memorial, and an animated Map showing how Painswick has grown over the last hundred years. Added 24 Jun 2007.