Oddington, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Oddington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1549

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Oddington

  • Evenlode
  • Bledington
  • Icomb
  • Adlestrop
  • Daylesford
  • Broadwell
  • Stow-on-the-Wold

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ODDINGTON, two villages and a parish in Stow-on-the-Wold district, Gloucester. The villages stand ¾ of a mile SW of the river Evenlode, near the boundary with Oxford, 1½ mile SW of Addlestrop r. station, and 2½ E of Stow-on-the-Wold; bear the names of Upper and Lower O.; and have a post-office under Chipping-Norton. The parish comprises 1,660 acres. Real property, £3,468. Pop., 588. Houses, 141. The property is much subdivided. The manor, with Oddington House, belongs to Sir John Reade, Bart. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £344. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester. The old church stands about ½ a mile from the villages, in a finely wooded vale; is partly Norman, with interesting features; and has ceased to be used. The new church stands near the centre of the villages; was built in 1854; is in the pointed style; comprises nave, N aisle, and chancel; and has several handsome painted windows. There are a national school, and charities £4. Chamber-layne, the author of "Angliæ Notitia," was a native.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Oddington, a parish in the upper division of Slaughter hund., union of Stow-on-the-Wold, county of Gloucester; 2 miles east of Stow-on-the-Wold, and west of the Evenlode river. Living, a rectory, formerly in the archd. and dio. of Gloucester, now in the dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £21 7s. 1d.; gross income £415. Tithes commuted in 1786. Patron, the precentor of the York cathedral. Here are 5 daily schools. Charities, in 1826, £3 14s. 8d. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £252. Acres 1,660. Houses 110. A.P. £2,883. Pop., in 1801, 421; in 1831, 539.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Oddington, 1 m. S.E. Stow. P. 525

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


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