Apperley is a chapelry of Deerhurst Ancient Parish in Gloucestershire.

Parish church: Holy Trinity

Parish registers begin: See Deerhurst

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Moravian/United Brethren, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Apperley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

APPERLEY-WITH-WHITEFIELD, a hamlet in Deerhurst parish, Gloucester; on the river Severn, 4 miles SW of Tewkesbury. It has a post office under Tewkesbury, and a chapel of ease. Pop., 427.

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

Whitefield with Apperley, a township in the parish of Deerhurst, lower division of the hund. of Westminster, county of Gloucester; 4 miles south-south-west of Tewkesbury. Acres 2,300. Houses 185. Pop., in 1831, 869.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Apperley, included in Deerhurst, near Tewkesbury.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Apperley, a hamlet in the parish of Deerhurst, Gloucestershire; 4 miles south-west from Tewkesbury; near the Severn. Pop., including Whitfield, in 1831, 401.

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Apperley, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Tewkesbury (103) 4 m. S. Pop. including Whitefield 401.

A hamlet in the parish of Deerhurst and hundred of Westminster.

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.

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Apperley and Walton Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Apperley is a large hamlet in Deerhurst parish, and is situate 8 miles north from Gloucester, 6 south-west from Ashchurch station on the Midland railway, 8 north-west from Cheltenham, and 1 ½ from the village of Deerhurst, being in the lower division of the Hundred of Westminster, in the Tewkesbury Union, in East Gloucestershire, in the archdeaconry of Gloucester, deanery of Winchcomb, and in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol.  It lies on the banks of the Severn, and some parts of it are subject to the inconvenience of occasional inundations.  Its soil is of a deep red loam, the greatest part of which is applied to pasture, but varying on the higher grounds.  The population, in 1851, was 548, inclusive of Whitefield.  Apperley Court, the property and residence of H. E. Strickland, Esq., stands on the elevated spot, and possesses a commanding prospect over the adjacent country.

Wightfield, Grey Hill, and Cook’s Green are farms.

Deerhurst Walton is also a hamlet of Deerhurst, and lies 2 miles east from Apperley, and 6 ½ north-west from Cheltenham.  Notcliff, the residence of Joseph Barnard, Esq., is situate here.  The Population, in 1851, was 241.

Whitefield, or Wightfield, is a hamlet joined with Apperley.


Strickland H. E. esq. Apperley court


Baylis Joseph, tailor

Brunsdon John, carrier & shopkeeper

Carter John, shopkeeper

Clifford Henry, blacksmith

Clutterbuck James, blacksmith

Crook Henry, farmer

Crump Thomas, farmer, Wightfld. farm

Dipper John, yeoman, Apperley villa

Fluck William, farmer

Hanby James, farmer, Grey hill

Hampton Jesse, shoemaker

Harris John, farmer

Harris William, shoemaker

Heuling Thomas, farmer

Hoare Joseph, relieving officer

Jones Henry, tailor

Jones Samuel, carpenter

Long Samuel, farmer

Newman William, farmer

Powell John, farmer, Cook’s green

Powell Timothy, shoemaker

Robinson Thomas, carpenter

Robinson William, carpenter

Scrivens John, shoemaker

Wells Thomas, carpenter

Deerhurst Walton


Barnard Joseph, esq. Notcliff

Dadge Charles, esq.

Lane John, esq.

Purser Mrs.


Crump Paul, farmer

Hatch William, farmer

Hawker Henry, shoemaker

James John, farmer

James John, jun. farmer

Mason William, gardener

Morse Charles, farmer

Morse Charles, gardener

Newman John, farmer

Newman Samuel, farmer

Warder Joseph, farmer & limeburner

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

Carriers: –
Brunsdon, to Tewkesbury, every Wednesday, returning same day, & to Gloucester every Saturday, returning same day.

Chamberlain passes through, from Turley to Cheltenham, every Thursday.

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire with Bath and Bristol.  Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., 19, 20 & 21, Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1856.


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Tewkesbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Winchcombe
  • Poor Law Union: Tewkesbury
  • Hundred: Westminster (Gloucestershire)
  • Province: Canterbury

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