Lassington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1655

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Lassington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LASSINGTON, a parish in the district and county of Gloucester; on an affluent of the river Leadon, and on the Hereford and Gloucester canal, 2 miles NW of Gloucester r. station. Post-town, Gloucester. Acres, 535. Real property, £835. Pop., 73. Houses, 12. Most of the property belongs to Sir J. W. Guise, Bart. A very large oak is here, known as the Lassington Oak. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £120. Patrons, Sir J. W. Guise, Bart., and the Bishop of Gloucester. The church is good.

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

Poll Books

Lassington Poll Book 1834 – Google Books


Lassington Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Lassington is a parish in Gloucester union, containing by the census of 1861, 73, and in 1871, 75 inhabitants, with 524 acres of land; in the deanery and archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, hundred of Dudstone and Kings Barton, East Gloucestershire, on the Gloucester and Hereford canal. 3 miles north-west from Gloucester. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. Edwin Anthony Ely, B.A., is valued at £120 per annum, with residence, which has lately been erected by the present rector, and is in the patronage of Sir William Vernon Guise, Bart., who is also lord of the manor. The church, dedicated to St. Oswald, consists of nave and chancel, and has lately been rebuilt at an expense of £700. The nave is in the Norman style, and the chancel in the Early English style of architecture. Henry Medland, Esq., was the architect, and Messrs. Wingate, of Gloucester, the builders. The rateable value of this parish is £959.

Ely Rev. Edwin Anthony, B.A., The Rectory

Trades and Professions

Andrews James, farm bailiff to Mr. James Murrel, Maidenhall farm

Jakeman Robert, farmer, Lassington farm

Oakey Joseph, farmer, Astmans farm

Powell Richard, parish clerk

Letters through Highnam. Gloucester 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.


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Gloucester
  • Probate Court: Pre-1541 – Court of the Bishop of Hereford, Post-1541 – Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 – Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Gloucester
  • Poor Law Union: Gloucester
  • Hundred: Dudstone and King’s Barton
  • Province: Canterbury

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