Abbey Archive

The majority of the Abbey Archives have been deposited in the Gloucestershire County and Diocesan Archives in Gloucester and are not kept at Tewkesbury Abbey.

Details of these holdings can be found in the Gloucestershire Archives online catalogue Website at

For those researching their family history it may be helpful to know that all Tewkesbury Abbey Parish Registers prior to the dates given below are at Gloucester: –

Baptism Registers                   05/04/1980
Confirmation Registers            11/05/1997
Banns Registers                     30/11/1958
Marriage Registers                  18/06/1988
Burial/Funeral Registers*         29/12/1992

Registers after these dates are held at the Abbey and may be consulted by appointment.

* The Main Abbey Churchyard was closed with effect from 1 February 1857, and from then onwards the majority of burials were in the town cemetery.  A very small number of burials was permitted after this date, and since 1941 cremated remains have been interred in the churchyard.

The vast majority of Parish Registers for the whole of the Diocese of Gloucester, up to the beginning of the twentieth century, have been digitised and are available on a subscription family history website.
The latest dates for the transcribed Abbey registers are as follows: –

Baptisms                     26/10/1913
Confirmations              27/03/1906
Banns                         27/03/1938
Marriages                    26/12/1938
Burials/Funerals           14/09/1987

Monumental inscriptions on gravestones and tombs in the Abbey Churchyard

Monumental inscriptions on gravestones and monuments in the Abbey

The above include monumental inscriptions recorded in the nineteenth century but no longer legible.

Biographical details of Abbey Organists

If you have any questions regarding the Abbey Archives, please email the Abbey Archivist at [email protected]

Abbey Archive

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