Moreton Valence, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Moreton Valence is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St. Stephen

Parish registers begin: 1681

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Moreton Valence

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MORETON-VALENCE, a parish, with a scattered Village, in Wheatenhurst district, Gloucester; on the Gloucester and Berkeley canal, 2½ miles WSW of Haresfield r. station, and 3½ NNW of Stonehouse. Post town, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. Acres, 1,432; of which 33 are water. Real property, £3,972; of which £250 are in the canal, and £520 in railways. Pop., 337. Houses, 75. The property is much subdivided. Standish House belongs to Lord Sherborne, and is occupied by R. Potter, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £85. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is chiefly later English; consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with a tower; and was recently repaired. A section of the parish, which contained a pop. of 180 in 1861, is within Framilode chapelry.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Morton Valence, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Stroud (121) 8 m. NW. Pop. 348.

A parish in the hundred of Whitstone, bordering on the Gloucester and Berkeley Canal. The living is a perpetual curacy in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester. The church, dedicated to St. Stephen, is a very ancient structure, having on the north side a Norman doorway, with a semicircular arch, within the curve of which is a rude figure representing St. Michael fighting with Satan under the form of a dragon, sculptured in low relief. Here are iron works.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Poll Books

Moreton Valence Poll Book 1834 – Google Books


Moreton Valence Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856


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