Preston (near Ledbury) is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1671

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Preston (nr. Ledbury)

  • Ledbury
  • Much Marcle
  • Little Marcle
  • Dymock

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PRESTON, a parish in Newent district, Gloucester; adjacent to Herefordshire, 3 miles SW of Ledbury r. station. Post-town, Ledbury. Acres, 884. Real property, £1,227. Pop., 78. Houses, 13. Nearly all the property is held by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £140. Patron, the Bishop of G. and B. The church has a Saxon doorway.

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

Preston, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Ledbury (120) 3 m. W b S. Pop. 87.

A parish in the lower division of the hundred of Dudstone and King’s Barton; living, a dis. vicarage in the archdeaconry of Hereford aud diocese of Gloucester; valued in K. B. 7l. 6s. 8d.; ann. val. P. R. 150l.; patron, the Bishop of Gloucester.

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


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

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