Pauntley Church
  • Vacancy for Parish Councillor

    Mrs Linda Morris has now been co-opted as Parish Councillor for Pauntley, filling the vacancy left after the elections in May.  There is also a further vacancy as Brenda Bainbridge has left the Parish Council.  The Parish Council is also Sole Trustee of Pauntley Village Hall and the role therefore includes responsibility for the financial and legal aspects of the hall.  If you are interested please contact the Clerk, Lesley Harding, on 01531 822315 or email

  • Big Community Switch

    Gloucestershire County Council is taking part in a scheme to help make switching energy suppliers easier, which could make
    significant savings for residents with the colder weather due.  This free scheme works on the principle of bulk buying, so if a number of residents register their interest in changing supplier, the price offered will be lower. You would need to register your interest before 12 October on 01452 425757 or - have a recent energy bill to hand.  For more details see the GCC website or the information sheet on the News section of this website.

  • Defibrillator for Pool Hill

    Thanks to the generous donation of £1200 from the Pauntley Real Ale Festival Committee, a grant of £500 from the Forest of Dean District Council Community Defibrillation Grants and a donation from Unite the Union, Messier Bugatti Dowty Branch, we have been able to purchase a defibrillator for Pool Hill.  This will be housed in our phone kiosk, which has just been painted by Trudie Hunting.  Training sessions will be advertised shortly so if you are interested, please contact the Clerk or one of the parish councillors.  We are submitting an application to the British heart Foundation which we hope will give us a contribution towards a second defibrillator, for Brand Green.

  • Film Evening

    Unfortunately the date of our next film evening did not appear in the October parish magazine.  The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will be shown on Saturday 17 October.  Please see our Forthcoming Events page for details.

Welcome to the website for Pauntley parish, a small community in an area of beautiful countryside in the north-west of Gloucestershire, about 4 miles from Newent.  To the north-west, we look out to the Malvern Hills, and the prominent landmark of May Hill can be seen to the south-east beyond Newent. Settlement in the parish is largely scattered, apart from the three hamlets in the parish at Ketford, Pool Hill and Brand Green. Although we have no shop or pub, we have a thriving primary school and an active village hall, both of which form focal points for the parish.

Pauntley is well-known as the probable birthplace of Dick Whittington, whose family owned the manor house here, Pauntley Court, at the time of his birth in the 14th century. Adjacent to the Court is the church of St John the Evangelist with its fine Norman south doorway, with a chevron arch and a carved tympanum of the Dymock school.

This website is maintained by the community and aims to provide information about the parish for local residents and visitors.  We would welcome any news, information or photographs for inclusion on the site – please contact us using the Contact Us page.