Pauntley Church
News
  • Gloucestershire Rural Community Council Grant

    Pauntley Village Hall has been successful in its application to GRCC's Community Activities Grant fund for a grant for new skittles equipment, which has already been christened at our social evening on Saturday 6 December at the Village Hall.  There are photographs on our Photo Gallery page.  We are grateful to GRCC for this grant to replace our old and worn skittles and balls, and we will also be able to buy storage containers for them, to keep them in good condition, and padding for the wall.


  • Gloucestershire Environmental Trust Grant

    Pauntley Village Hall is set to benefit from patio doors and a new storage shed, thanks to a grant of £5,000 funded by the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust using Landfill Communities Funds provided by Cory Environmental.  The patio doors will allow access to the grounds, with their views across to the Malvern Hills, and provide residents with a special outside space for use at barbecues, parties and weddings.  It will also benefit the annual Pauntley Real Ale Festival, held on the first Saturday of June, which makes good use of the grounds for marquees, stands and outside entertainment. A new storage shed will enable garden furniture and a gas barbecue to be stored on site for use at these events.  We are very grateful to Gloucestershire Environmental Trust for their continued support.


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.