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Wotton under Edge

Archives and Libraries

  • Original source material relating to Wotton under Edge, 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 Wotton under Edge 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.

Church Records

  • The Wotton under Edge Heritage Centre is a registered Museum run by the Wotton under Edge Historical Society. In addition to the Museum, there is also a Research Room in the Centre (admission requires a small daily fee) which has an extensive collection of records (including copies of Parish Registers) and several indexes of interest to family historians. More details, and opening hours on the site.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Wotton under Edge which are provided by:



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Wotton under Edge 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 ST760920 (Lat/Lon: 51.626253, -2.348127), Wotton under Edge which are provided by:


  • A Grammar School was founded here in 1384 - known as the Katharine Lady Berkeley School.

  • Sir Isaac Pitman, the inventor of shorthand, was a master at the British School in Bear Street, which he founded in 1837 (another source says 1832). Updated 14 Jan 2007.