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Archives and Libraries

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


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Swindon 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 Swindon which are provided by:


  • "SWINDON, a parish in the hundred of Cheltenham, county Gloucester, 2 miles N.W. of Cheltenham, its post town. The village is situated on the road from Cheltenham to Tewkesbury, near the line of the Birmingham and Gloucester railway. The land is principally in pasture and orchard. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £479. The church, dedicated to St. Lawrence, is an ancient Norman structure."
    [Description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Swindon 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 SO930250 (Lat/Lon: 51.923434, -2.103214), Swindon which are provided by: