Pauntley Church
  • Pauntley Real Ale Festival 2014

    The 2014 Pauntley Real Ale Festival was held on Saturday 7 June and the early morning thunderstorms miraculously turned to sunshine for the afternoon!  This has now become an important annual event, bringing hundreds of visitors to Pauntley to enjoy the beers, ciders, perries and great bands, and also raises funds for local causes.  Pauntley Village Hall again thanks the Real Ale Festival Committee for their generous donation, which will help us in our on-going refurbishment of the hall.  For reports and photos, see their website on

  • Forest of Dean Community Transport Partnership

    Forest of Dean Community Transport Partnership – Getting you back on your routes!
    Do you feel isolated? Would you like to get to local shops, activities or services? Do you need to get somewhere at a time when public transport isn’t available? Do you have a disability and are unable to use public transport? Do you need to get to GP or hospital appointments?
    Did you know that community transport is for anyone, of any age, who does not have regular access to other forms of transport? That probably means you!
    Find us online and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
    For more info call Anna Hitchings on 01594 812613

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.