Pauntley Church
  • Mobile Police Station

    The mobile police station will be visiting Pauntley on Tuesday 16 October from 1.00 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. at Pauntley Village Hall.  Come along and meet some of your local policing team and discuss any issues you have with them.

  • Dates for your diary!

    Please see our Forthcoming Events page for dates of events this autumn.

  • Pilates at Pauntley

    We have received the sad news that John Appleby, who ran our Monday morning Pilates sessions at Pauntley Village Hall until his illness a few months ago, has died.  It was his wish that his colleague, Terry Prince, take over his classes during his illness and if he should not be able to return.  Terry has continued the classes for the last few months and will now be taking a break over the summer holiday.  Classes will recommence on Monday 3 September, each Monday morning from 11.15 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. Please come along and enjoy an exercise session suitable for all ages and fitness.  We need to keep numbers viable at this class if it is to continue so you will be be very welcome if you are thinking of trying Pilates.

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.