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Help and advice for Donnington

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Archives and Libraries

  • Original source material relating to Donnington (nr. Stow on the Wold), and other parishes in Diocese of Gloucester may be found at the Gloucestershire Archives.


Description and Travel

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  • "DONNINGTON, a hamlet in the parish of Stow-on-the-Wold, upper division of the hundred of Slaughter, in the county of Gloucester, 1½ mile N. of Stow. In 1646 the royalists under Lord Aston were defeated here by Colonel Morgan, which victory occasioned the surrender of the king's garrison at Oxford."
    [Description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

  • “Township, parish of and 1½ miles north from Stow-on-the-Wold, East Gloucestershire. Acreage 1,053. Here is a brewery. Nearest railway station: Stow-on-the-Wold 1½ miles. Distance from London: 89 miles. Population: 111.”
    [Description from Cassell's Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1899) transcribed by Brian Willey. Added 6 Jul 2005]

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Historical Geography

  • "Formerly a detached hamlet of Stow-on-the-Wold; now a civil parish."
    (Ref: Guide to the Parish Records of the City of Bristol and the County of Gloucester; I. Gray & E. Ralph, 1963)

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Names, Geographical

  • You may be interested in other places named Don(n)ington in the UK:
    • Castle Donington, Leicestershire
    • Donington, Leicestershire (nr Ibstock)
    • Donington, Lincolnshire (nr Spalding)
    • Donington, Shropshire (nr Newport)
    • Donington, Shropshire (nr Shifnal)
    • Donington-on-Bain, Lincolnshire (nr Louth)
    • Donington Wood, Shropshire (nr Lilleshall)
    • Donnington, Berkshire (nr Newbury)
    • Donnington, Herefordshire (nr Ledbury)
    • Donnington, Shropshire (nr Wellington)
    • Donnington, Sussex (nr Chichester)
    Most of them are small, but all are mentioned in Cassell's Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland, 1899, cited above.