Cow Honeybourne


A chapel in Gloucestershire (Kiftsgate Hundred) in Church Honeybourne Ancient Parish (otherwise Worcestershire, Blackenhurst Hundred). Cow Honeybourne had a separate civil identity early in Gloucestershire. It was ecclesiastically united early to Church Honeybourne and the union was reaffirmed 1885. Cow Honeybourne was transferred from Gloucestershire to Worcestershire in 1931. Abolished civilly in 1953 to help Honeybourne Civil Parish [25]


O.S. Ref: SP114436
5 miles east of Evesham


Upper Kiftsgate [44]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

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There was a church, but the parishioners mainly attended the Church at Honeybourne & the register is included in that of Church Honeybourne.[5]

Census Records

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1851-1901 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

1841-51 Gloucestershire Archives

Worcestershire 1891 census returns: Evesham registration district RG 12/2335-2337 [Microfilm.] - Published London Public Record Office 2003 Society of Genealogists


An extract from the Topographical Dictionary of England 1831 by Samuel Lewis:

HONEYBOURNE (COW), a parish-in the upper division of the hundred of KIFTSGATE, county of GLOUCESTER, 4 miles (N. W.) from Chipping-Campden, containing 333 inhabitants. The living was annexed to the perpetual curacy of Church-Honeybourne at the dissolution. The church, long in ruins, has been converted into houses for the poor, but the tower is still entire. A free school was established by subscription in 1806, when a school-room was erected, with a residence for the master, whose salary, amounting to £23 per annum, arises from the interest of certain stock purchased with the overplus, and the liberal contribution of Cotterill Corbet, Esq

Last Updated: 22/07/2012