Cold Aston, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Cold Aston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Aston Blank

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1727

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Cold Aston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ASTON-BLANK, or Ashton-Blank, a parish in Northleach district, Gloucester; under the Cotswolds, near the Fosse-way and the Windrush river, 4 miles NNE of Northleach, and 8 SW by W of Addlestrop r. station. It has a post office under Cheltenham. Acres, 2,250. Real property, £2,381. Pop., 325. Houses, 68. The property is not much divided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £186. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good; and there are charities £39.

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

Aston-Blank, 5 miles N.E. Northleach. P. 302.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Aston-Blank, a parish in the hund. of Bradley, union of Northleach, county of Gloucester; 3½ miles north-east from Northleach. Living, a discharged vicarage in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £26 12s 4d.; gross income £153. Patron, the Crown. Great and small tithes, the property of the lay-impropriator and vicar, commuted in 1795. There is a school here with a small endowment. Other charities connected with the parish produce £34 per annum. Pop., in 1801, 216; in 1831, 295. Houses 60. Acres 2,250. A. P. £2,637. Poor rates, in 1837, £89.

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Aston-Blank, co. Gloucester.

P. T. North Leach (81) 4m. N b E. Pop. 296.

A parish in the hundred of Bradley; living, a dis. vicarage in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester; val. in K. B. 6l. 12s. 4d.; church ded. to St. Andrew; patron, the Lord Chancellor.

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.

Cold Aston Marriages

Cold Aston Marriages General Information

Marriages at Cold Aston, Otherwise Aston Blank, 1728 to 1812

Note. – The earlier Registers of this parish have long been missing and were stated to be so in 1831.

Volume I is a parchment bound book of paper leaves. It contains, besides the Baptisms and Burials, the Marriages from 1728 to 1754. It is in good condition.

Volume II is the usual book of printed forms and includes the period 1754 to 1812.

By leave of the Rev. A. W. Freeman these extracts have been made by and are now printed under the supervision of Mr. George B. Michell

Marriages at Cold Aston 1728-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives


Cold Aston Marriages 1775 to 1812

Cold Aston Marriages 1754 to 1774

Cold Aston Marriages 1728 to 1754


Aston Blank or Cold Aston Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Aston Blank (Cold Aston) Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Aston Blank Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856


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