Hartpury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1571

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Hartpury

  • Rudford
  • Staunton
  • Ashleworth
  • Lassington
  • Highnam
  • Upleadon
  • Maisemore
  • Corse

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HARTPURY, a village and a parish in Newent district, Gloucestershire. The village stands near the river Leadon, and the Hereford and Gloucester canal, 5 miles NW of Gloucester r. station; was formerly called Hardeper and Hardepery; and has a post office under Gloucester. The parish comprises 3,618 acres. Real property, £6,580. Pop., 843. Houses, 163. The property is divided among a few. Hartpury House is the seat of Gordon Canning, Esq. Rich meadows lie along the Leadon; are subject to frequent inundations; and, in 1863, were about to be improved at a cost of £8,000. Orchards, for yielding cider and perry, are considerable; and bricks are made. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £235. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church consists of nave and chancel, with western tower; and is in good condition. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a Roman Catholic chapel, and charities £56.

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

Hartpury, 3½ m. N.W. Gloucester. P. 877

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

Poll Books

Hartpury Poll Book 1834 – Google Books


The following newspapers cover the area.

Gloucestershire Newspapers

Cheltenham Chronicle (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Examiner (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Journal and Gloucestershire Fashionable Weekly Gazette (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Looker-On (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cheltenham Mercury (The British Newspaper Archive)

Cirencester Times and Cotswold Advertiser (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucester Citizen (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucester Journal (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucestershire Chronicle (The British Newspaper Archive)

Gloucestershire Echo (The British Newspaper Archive)

Stroud Journal (The British Newspaper Archive)

Stroud News and Gloucestershire Advertiser (The British Newspaper Archive)

Tewkesbury Register, and Agricultural Gazette., The (The British Newspaper Archive)

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard (The British Newspaper Archive)


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Newent
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 – Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Gloucester
  • Poor Law Union: Newent
  • Hundred: Dudstone and King’s Barton
  • Province: Canterbury

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