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

  • Friends of Pauntley Village Hall

    We would like to form a group to be Friends of Pauntley Village Hall, to meet information and organise activities and fundaising events at the hall.  If you are interested please get in touch with Nick on 01531 890848 or Lesley on 01531 822315.  

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.