Littledean is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.
Parish registers begin: 1684
Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Independent/Congregational.
Parishes adjacent to Littledean
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
DEAN (Little), a village and a parish in Westbury-on-Severn district, Gloucester. The village stands on the east verge of Dean Forest, near the South Wales railway, 2 miles NW of Newnham; has a post office under Newnham, a curious ancient cross, and fairs on Whit-Monday and 26 Nov.; and was once a market-town. The parish comprises 510 acres. Real property, £2,320. Pop., 887. Houses, 165. The property is much subdivided. Coal and iron ore are worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £200. Patrons, the Corporation of Gloucester. The church is later English. There are an Independent chapel, a national school, and charities £25.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.
Lees George, Little Dean, Gloucestershire, maltster, March 8, 1831.
Robinson Philip, Littledean, Gloucestershire, maltster, April 11, 1826.
The London Gazette
The people listed below were sent to the debtors prison.
Thomas Davis late of Church street Littledean Gloucestershire Labourer In the Gaol of Gloucester - Saturday the 11th day of January 1851 - The London Gazette 1851
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Little Dean Gloucestershire Universal British Directory 1791
Little Dean is three miles distant from Great Dean; it is a very small town, on the verge of the forest, and had formerly a market. The only branch of manufacture carried on here is making of nails; and those made in this place are esteemed superior to most in the kingdom. Contiguous to this town, has been lately built a penitentiary-house and bridewell for the forest-division of the county. Newenham is the post-town. – the following are the principal inhabitants:
Brookes William, Gent. (F.)
Cullimore William, Esq.
Evans – , Gent.
Morton William, Esq.
Pyrke Joseph Watkyns, Esq. (F.)
Frier Rev. William, Curate
Webb Rev. Benjamin, (F.) Vicar of Dean
Robinson Philip, (F.) Proprietor of capital Coal and Nail-works
Boughton Joseph, Timber-merchant
Taylor Thomas, (F.) Nailor
Source: The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture 1791. Vol. 2.
- County: Gloucestershire
- Civil Registration District: Westbury on Severn
- 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: Forest
- Poor Law Union: Westbury on Severn
- Hundred: St Briavels
- Province: Canterbury