Eastleach Turville, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Eastleach Turville is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin: 1654

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Eastleach Turville

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

East-Leach-Turville, a parish in Northleach district, Gloucester; on the river Leach and on Icknield-street, 4 miles N of Lechlade, and 11½ WSW of Witney r. station. It has a post-office under Swindon. Acres, 2,670. Real property, £3,187. Pop., 506. Houses, 105. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £66. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester. The church was reported in 1859 as not good.

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

Poll Books

Eastleach Turville Poll Book 1834 - Google Books


Eastleach Turville Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Eastleach Turville is a township, parish and village, 4 miles north from Lechlade, in the Hundred of Brightwells Barrow, Northleach Union, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol.  The living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester; income, £65.  The Rev. Rowland H. Cooper, M.A., is the incumbent.  The church of St. Andrew consists of a tower, nave, and chancel; the population, 446; acreage, 2,670.  The ancient Roman Ikenield road intersects the parish.  Here is a National school and a Primitive Methodist chapel.  Lord De Mauley is the principal landed proprietor.

Fowler John, esq.

Baxter George, farmer & grocer
Edmonds Giles, farmer
Embury Thomas, boot & shoe maker
Fowler John, solicitor & clerk to the magistrates
Gardner Fredk. Stevens, law & genl. wrtr
Giddings John, farmer
Herbert Thomas, farmer
Lifley Richard, jun. baker
Lifley Richard, sen. farmer
Longford George, boot & shoe maker
Major Henry, boot & shoe maker
Major James, farmer
Miles Charles, carpenter & wheelwright
Penson Thomas, farmer
Shellam Robert, ‘Victoria,’ & butcher
Spackman William, shopkeeper
Wakefield Charles, farmer
Wheeler Thomas, blacksmith

Post Office. – Charles Miles, sub-postmaster.  Letters arrive at ½ past 10 a.m.; dispatched at ½ past 4 p.m.  The nearest money order office is at Lechlade.

Clerk to the Commissioners of Land & Assessed Taxes for the District of Bibury, John Fowler, esq.

Royal Farmers’ Fire, Life & Hail Insurance Office, John Fowler, esq.

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: Northleach
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 - Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Fairford
  • Poor Law Union: Northleach
  • Hundred: Brightwells Barrow
  • Province: Canterbury