Pauntley’s Local History

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.

Although a small Parish, Pauntley has a wealth of historical buildings and places of interest and this part of the website aim to give readers an insight to some of these sites and the role of the parish at significant times in history.