Saul is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created in 1740 from chapelry in Standish Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1573

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Saul

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SAUL, a parish, with a village, in Wheatenhurst district, Gloucester; near the river Severn, 4 miles N W of Stonehouse r. station. It has a post-office under Stone-house. Acres, 564. Real property, £2,166; of which £431 are in the Gloucester and Berkeley and the Thames and Severn canals. Pop., 607. Houses, 144. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £125. Patron, the Bishop of G. and B. The church is old, and was repaired and enlarged about 1850. The rectory of Framilode is a separate benefice. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, a British school, and charities £5.

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.

Porter John; and Nicholas Neale Clark; Framilode mills, near Frampton, Gloucestershire, edge tool makers. Feb. 10, 1829.

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Saul Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Saul is a parish and village, 5 miles north-west from Stonehouse railway station, 8½ from Gloucester, and 2 east from Whitminster, in Gloucester county court district, Whitstone hundred, Wheatenhurst union, East Gloucestershire, Gloucester rural deanery and archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric; it is situated on the river Severn, Gloucester and Berkeley canal and Stroud canal. The church of St. James is an old building, repaired and enlarged about 1850, and has a tower, porch, chancel, monuments, font, and 1 bell.

The living is a perpetual curacy, with Moreton Valence annexed, joint value £210 yearly, with residence and 6 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the bishop of the diocese, and held by the Rev. John Fowell Jones, M.A., of Balliol College, Oxford. There is a National school for boys and girls, and a British school; the Wesleyans have a chapel here. The population in 1861 was 607, and the acreage is 500. The soil is clay and sand; the subsoil is gravel. The Rev. George Pickard Cambridge (lord of the manor), P. B. Purnell, Esq., the Rev. Sir William L. Darell, Bart., and the Rev. R. B. Cooper are chief landowners. There are charities of £5 yearly value. The church for the ecclesiastical district of Framilode, recently formed, is situated in this parish.

Clegram William B. esq. Saul lodge

Hicks Miss

Jones Rev. John Powell. M.A


Boughton Isaac, beer retailer

Clegram William B. engineer & superintendent of the Gloucester & Berkeley canal, Saul lodge

Ely Anthony, farmer, Saul farm

Gower Levison, barge owner

Greenway William, mason

Hawkins Esther (Mrs.), farmer

Pinnegar John Ephraim, boot & shoe maker, & leather seller

Letters received through Stonehouse.

The nearest money order office is at Frampton -on-Severn

National School (boys & girls), Mrs. Hannah Rowles, mistress

British School, John Vince, master

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: Wheatenhurst
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Gloucester
  • Poor Law Union: Wheatenhurst
  • Hundred: Whitstone (Gloucestershire)
  • Province: Canterbury

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