Aldsworth Gloucestershire Family History Guide

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Aldsworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: various dedications given in gazetteers and directories - St. Peter (1845), St. Mary (1863), St Bartholomew (current)

Parish registers begin: 1683

Gravestones in Aldsworth churchyard. The copyright on this image is owned by andrew auger and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Parishes adjacent to Aldsworth

  • Coln St Aldwyn
  • Great Barrington
  • Quenington
  • Eastleach Turville
  • Windrush
  • Bibury
  • Sherborne
  • Eastington
  • Farmington
  • Little Barrington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Aldsworth, a parish in Northleach district, Gloucester; near the river Leach, 10 miles NE of Cirencester r. station. It has a post office under Cheltenham. Acres, 3,460. Real property, £3,107. Pop., 430. Houses, 82. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £66. Patron, Christ’s Church, Oxford. The church stands on a hill, and commands an extensive view.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Aldsworth, a parish in the hund. of Brightwell’s Barrow, union of Northleach, county of Gloucester; 4½ miles south-east of Northleach, on the road from Barnsley to Burford. Living, a perpetual curacy united with Turkdean, in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol, of the certified value of £23 10s.; rated in the parliamentary return at £60. Patrons, the dean and chapter of Christ church, Oxford. The church is a picturesque object, being built on a hill, and visible many miles round. The great and small tithes of this parish were commuted in 1793. This parish is intersected by the Cheltenham, Oxford, and London Union railway. Pop., in 1801, 288; in 1831, 353. Houses 74. Acres 3,400. A. P. £2,735. Poor rates in 1837, £70.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Aldsworth, 5 m. W. Burford. P. 365.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Aldsworth (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Northleach, hundred of Brightwell’s Barrow, E division of the county of Gloucester, 3½ miles (SE) from Northleach; containing 365 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Turkdean; net income, £66. The tithes were commuted for land and an annual money payment, by an inclosure act, in 1793. The peculiar of Aldsworth is regularly inhibited during the bishop’s visitation, although his right has been and still continues to be resisted by the patron and ordinary of the peculiar, notwithstanding an award of the Dean of Arches, in 1741, in the bishop’s favour.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Aldsworth, a parish in the hund. of Brightwell’s Barrow, union of Northleach, county of Gloucester; 4 miles south-east of Northleach, on the road from Barnsley to Burford. Living, a perpetual curacy united with Turkdean, in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol, of the certified value of £23 10s.; rated in the parliamentary return at £60. Patrons, the dean and chapter of Christ church, Oxford. The church is a picturesque object, being built on a hill, and visible many miles round. The great and small tithes of this parish were commuted in 1793. This parish is intersected by the Cheltenham, Oxford, and London Union railway. Pop., in 1801, 288; in 1831, 353. Houses 74. Acres 3,460. A. P. £2,735. Poor rates, in 1837, £70.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Aldsworth, co. Gloucester. P. T. Northleach (82) 4½ m. SE.

A parish in the hundred of Brightwell-Barrow; living, a perpetual curacy in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester; certified value 23l. 10s.; ann. val. P. R. 60l.; patron, Christ Church College, Oxford. The church, which is ded. to St. Peter, possessing a spire, and being erected on a hill in the midst of downs, forms a picturesque object, which may be seen for many miles round.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Crosby’s Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales 1815

Aldsworth, (Glouc.) a village situated on a rising ground, and in the neighbourhood of some downs, about 10 miles distant from Cirencester. The church has a handsome spire, and shews itself to great advantage. On the left is Sherborne Lodge, the residence of Lord Sherborne. Population, 282.

Source: Crosby’s Complete Pocket Gazetteer of England and Wales 1815; Baldwin, Cradock & Joy.

Directories

Aldsworth Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876
Aldsworth Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863
Aldsworth Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Northleach
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Bibury
  • Diocese: Pre 1836 - Gloucester, Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 - None, Post-1846 - Fairford
  • Poor Law Union: Northleach
  • Hundred: Brightwells Barrow
  • Province: Canterbury
  • Petty Sessional Division:
  • Couty Court District: Northleach