Ampney St Peter is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Easington or Eastington

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin: 1599

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ampney St Peter

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

AMPNEY-ST. PETER, or Easington, a parish in Cirencester district, Gloucester; contiguous to Ampney St. Mary, 4½ miles E of Cirencester r. station. Post town, Cirencester. Acres, 533. Real property, £1,291. Pop., 188. Houses, 49. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £60. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is good.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Amphney (St. Peter), or Eastington 2½ miles E. Cirencester. P. 196

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Ampney (St. Peter), or Easington, a parish in the same union and hundred as Ampney St. Mary, situated to the south of Ampney St. Mary. Living, a perpetual curacy, formerly in the archd. of Gloucester, now in that of Bristol, and in the dio. of Gloucester und Bristol; rated at £4 3s. 4d., in the parliamentary returns at £25; endowed with £1,600 royal bounty; gross income £60. There is a small daily school here. Pop., in 1801, 162; in 1831, 180 Houses 43. Acres 860. A. P. £948. Poor rates, in 1837, £60.

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Ampney, St. Peter, co. Gloucester.

P.T. Cirencester (89) 4½ m. S b E. Pop. 177.

A parish in the hundred of Crowthorne and Minety; living, a perpetual curacy in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester; certified value 4l. 3s. 4d.; ann. val. P. R. 25l.; patron, the Bishop of Gloucester.

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.

Parish Records

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England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

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England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

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United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

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Census Records

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England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

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Military Records

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United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

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Poll Books

Ampney St Peter Poll Book 1834 – Google Books


Ampney Saint Peter, Easington or Eastington Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Ampney Saint Peter, Easington (or Eastington) is a parish in Cirencester union, containing by the census of 1861, 188, and in 1871, 185 inhabitants, and 540 acres; in the deanery of Cirencester, archdeaconry of Bristol, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, hundred of Crowthorne and Minety. East Gloucestershire; 3 ½ miles east from Cirencester and 5 west from Fairford. The living is a vicarage, valued at £60 per annum, in the incumbency of the Rev. Edward Andrew Daubeny, M.A. The church is a small edifice, dedicated to St. Peter, consisting of nave, chancel, and a low tower with two bells. Mr. Stevens is the chief landowner. The rateable value of this parish is £1058.

Trades and Professions

Barnfield Philip, beer retailer

Bee Mrs. Elizabeth, “Red Lion”

Day Charles, beer retailer

Newman Mrs. John, farmer

Ricketts Thomas, pig dealer

Smith Daniel, farmer

Spencer John, farmer

Spencer Samuel, carpenter

Stevens Charles Thomas, farmer

Stratford Richard, parish clerk

Taylor Edwin, baker and shopkeeper

Cirencester is the post town and nearest money order office

Source: Morris & Co.’s commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Gloucestershire with Bristol and Monmouth. Second Edition. Hounds Gate, Nottingham. 1876.

Ampney St. Peter Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Ampney St. Peter, Easington, or Eastington, is a village and parish, 3½ miles east from Cirencester and 5 from Fairford, in the hundred of Crowthorne and Minety, Cirencester union, county court district and rural deanery, Bristol archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric, East Gloucestershire. The church of St. Peter is a small stone building in the Transition Norman style; it has a low tower with 2 bells, nave, chancel, porch, and a stone font. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £50 per annum; the Rev. Edward Andrew Daubeny, M.A., is the incumbent. In the parish are the remains of a Roman encampment, of irregular form, called Ranbury Ring. The population in 1861 was 188; the acreage is 533 acres. The soil is clay, with gravelly subsoil. Mrs. Stevens is the principal landowner.

Tolland Quarry is 1 mile north-east; Tiltrip’s End, three quarters of a mile north.

Parish Clerk, William Hill.

Berry John, beer retailer

Chapman Edwin, farmer

Humpries Henry, Red Lion

Irelnnd William, beer retailer

Ricketts Thomas, pig dealer

Spencer John, farmer

Spencer Samuel, carpenter

Spencer William, baker

Stevens Mrs. farmer

Taylor Edwin, baker & shopkeeper

Letters through Cirencester, which is the nearest money order office.

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1863.


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Cirencester
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre 1836 – Gloucester, Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Cirencester
  • Poor Law Union: Cirencester
  • Hundred: Crowthorne and Minety
  • Province: Canterbury

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