Descriptive Notes

Also known as Cuttesdean


Chapel (detached) in Bredon Ancient Parish. A separate Civil Parish in 1866. Ecclesiastically severed in 1912 and transferred to Temple Guiting Ancient Parish, Gloucestershire, to help create Temple Guiting with Cutsdean Ecclesiastical Parish. Transferred in 1931 from Worcestershire to Gloucestershire.[25]


O.S. Ref: SP088301
7 miles W.N.W. of Stow-on-the-Wold alongside the B4077

Parish Church


Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

Peculiar of the incumbent [1] Cutsdean was transferred from the Diocese of Worcester to the Diocese of Gloucester in 1912. [5]


In Upper Oswaldslow, Worcestershire though locally in Upper Kiftsgate, Gloucestershire [44]

Poor Law Union

Winchcombe [3] [25]

Adjoining Parishes

Stanway; Bourton on the Hill; Sezincote ; Longborough; Condicote; Temple Guiting; Didbrook (all in Gloucestershire) [1]

Parish Registers at Worcestershire Archives

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No Parish Registers held at Worcester Record Office. The original registers are held at Gloucestershire Archives [5]

Bishops' Transcripts

Begin 1634 Worcestershire Archives [22]
1695-1974 Gloucestershire Archives

International Genealogical Index (IGI)


Bishops' Transcripts Births / Christenings C:1634-75 (10%)

Register Copies

Christenings 1695-1993 Marriages 1697-1837 Burials 1697-1990 Gloucestershire Archives
Gloucestershire FHS marriage index: 1802-37 Gloucestershire Archives

CUTSDEAN (St. James) : Marriages 1800-37: Gloucestershire marriages, vol. 19 [Typescript.] IN: Gloucestershire marriages, vol. 19 Published , 1986 Author Gloucestershire FHS (transcriptions) Source D: Gloucestershire FHS Society of Genealogists


Church roll: Baptists 1839-1948 Gloucestershire Archives

Census Records

All the censuses between 1841 and 1901 are now available on a number of fee-paying (Subscription or PayAsYouGo) sites including,, and The 1911 census is available in full or in part on some of these sites. We are unable to advise on the choice of site since researchers' personal preferences will be influenced by the content and search facilities offered by each site. Some sites offer a free trial.

Access to the library edition of is widely available at most record offices, including Worcestershire Archives, and some libraries. You are advised to book time on their computers before making a visit.

A free-to-view site is being developed at for the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1891 censuses. Coverage of Worcestershire parishes is rather sparse at this time.

Census returns can usually be viewed at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' Family History Centres.

Some repositories offer census details on microform, disc or printed copy. These include:

1841 at Worcestershire Archives [14]

1851 Gloucestershire Archives

1861-91 Gloucestershire Archives

Gloucestershire 1891 census returns: Winchcomb registration district RG 12/2039-2040 [Microfilm.] - Published London Public Record Office, 2003 Society of Genealogists

Other Sources

Name index of overseers of the poor papers for parishes Abenhall - Moreton Valance [Microfiche.] - Published Gloucester : Gloucestershire FHS, 1999 - Authors: Loosley, John & Bright, John Society of Genealogists


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

CUTSDEAN, a chapelry in that part of the parish of BREDON which is in the upper division of the hundred of OSWALDSLOW, county of WORCESTER, though locally in the upper division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, county of Gloucester, 7 miles (W. by S.) from Moreton in the Marsh, containing 112 inhabitants. There is a trifling endowment for educating children.

Last Updated: 22/07/2012