Longhope Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Longhope is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin: 1742

Nonconformists in Longhope: Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Longhope

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870

Longhope, a parish in Westbury-on-Severn district, Gloucester; on the Gloucester and Hereford railway, near the boundary with Hereford, 6 miles N by W of Newnham. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Gloucester; and is cut into two divisions, lower and upper. Acres, 3,070. Real property of the i. div., £2,713; of the ii. div., £2,647. Pop., 1,104. Houses, 229. The property is divided among a few. The manor and much of the land belong to E. Probyn, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester. Value, £400. Patron, Gen. Sir John W. Guise, Bart. The church is ancient; was recently restored; and had a spire which became unsound, and was about to be taken down in 1867. There are a Baptist chapel, and charities £135.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

Longhope, Upper and Lower (All Saints), in the union of Westbury, duchy of Lancaster, W. division of the county of Gloucester, 5 miles (S. W. by S.) from Newent; containing 929 inhabitants. This parish comprises 2835 acres, of which 459 are common or waste. May Hill, within its limits, forms a landmark from the Bristol Channel. The living is a discharged vicarage, endowed with the rectorial tithes, valued in the king's books at £9. 7. 11½., and in the gift of the Archdeacon of Llandaff and the Rev. John Probyn: the tithes have been commuted for £396. 17., and the glebe comprises 17 acres, with a house. Here is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1848

Longhope, a parish in the hund, of the duchy of Lancaster, union of Westbury-on-Severn, county of Gloucester; 5 miles south by west of Newent. Living, a discharged vicarage, formerly in the archd. and dio. of Gloucester, now in the dio of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £9 7s. 11½d.; gross income £394. Patron, in 1835, the Rev. J. Probin. The Wesleyan Methodisls have a place of worship here; and there is a daily School. Acres 2,970. Houses 170. A. P. £3,425. Pop., in 1801, 635; in 1831, 873. Poor rates, in 1838, £234 15s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1848.

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Longhope Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Longhope is a village and parish, and railway station on the Hereford, Ross and Gloucester line, 6 miles north from Newnham, 2 east from Micheldean, 9 west from Gloucester, and 8 south-east from Ross, in the hundred of the Duchy of Lancaster, union of Westbury-on-Severn, Newnham county court district, rural deanery of the Forest, Gloucester archdeaconry, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol. It is situated on the high road from Gloucester to Micheldean and Coleford. The church of All Saints is an ancient building, with a spire. The living is an endowed vicarage, annual value £400, with residence and about 20 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Gen. Sir John Wright Guise, Bart., K.C.B.; the Rev. Frederick Charles Guise, M.A., of University College, Durham, is the incumbent. There is a chapel for Baptists. The population in 1861 was 1,104, the acreage is 2,823; rateable value, £4,682. The soil is clay and loam; the subsoil is clay. Edmond Probyn, Esq., is lord of the manor and chief landowner. There are charities of £135 yearly value.

Parish Clerk, Samuel Edwards.

Coleman Solomon, esq

Guise Rev. Fredk. Chas. M.A. Vicarage

Phillips Rev. Henry [Baptist]

Probyn Capt. John, D.L., j.P. Manor ho

Probyn Miss, Temple


Ambury Joseph, farmer, Harts barn

Baldwin Daniel, wood turner

Bennett Benjamin, horse dealer

Browning James, Cross inn

Bullock Thomas, spade tree maker

Burcher Joseph, farmer, Brook farm

Cadle John, butcher, Hope Brook cot

Coleman Frederick, tanner

Coleman Solomon, solicitor

Constance Eli, broom handle maker

Constance William & Sons, farmers, Court farm

Constance Henry, farmer & timber dlr

Constance James, farmer

Constance James, wood turner

Davis Henry, beer retailer

Drew Thomas, farmer, Dursley cross

Fowler John, farmer

Haile Jane (Mrs.), grocer & postmistrss

Hampton Charles, grocer, draper & farmer, Cross farm

Hampton Henry, boot & shoe maker

Hobbs John, Plough

Irving John, gentlemen's boarding school, Blenheim house

Joiner William, farmer, Vicarage farm

Kersey John, miller & farmer

Lea Edwin, shopkeeper

Little Charles, shoemaker, Hope Brook

Mallett William, boot & shoe maker

Morris Joseph, corn dealer

Parry John, farmer, Marshes

Pearce Samuel, beer retailer, Box bush

Phillips William, shopkeeper

Purdy James, farmer, Blackmore farm

Scudamore Geo. farmer, Bradley farm

Smith Charles, miller, Dursley cross

Smith Robert, carpenter

Stephens James, shopkeeper

Stephens Walter,beer retailer, Box bush

Thomas Milson, Yew Tree, & farmer

Post Office. — Mrs. Jane Haile, receiver. Letters arrive at 8.30 a.m.; dispatched at 4.30 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Micheldean.

Church of England School, M. A. Grimes, mistress

Station Master, Edwin Noble

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1863.


  • 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: Pre 1836 - Gloucester, Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Forest
  • Poor Law Union: Westbury on Severn
  • Hundred: Duchy of Lancaster
  • Province: Canterbury

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