Ashelworth Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Ashleworth Court and Church
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Ashleworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Escelenorde

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin: 1566

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Ashelworth

  • Sandhurst
  • Hasfield
  • Hartpury
  • Maisemore
  • Corse

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Ashelworth, a parish in a detached portion of the upper division of the hund. of Berkeley, union of Gloucester, county of Gloucester; 5½ miles north from Gloucester. Living, a discharged vicarage in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £10 2s. 11d.; gross income £187. Patron, the bishop of Bristol. The church consists of a nave, aisle, and two chancels, with a tower and spire. The great and small tithes, the property of the bishop of Bristol and the vicar, were commuted in 1797. There are two daily schools in the parish. It is bounded on the south-east by the Severn, which is here navigable. Charities to the poor of the parish £30 per annum. Pop., in 1801, 476; in 1831, 540. Houses 88. Acres 1,710. A. P. £2,727. Poor rates, in 1837, £152.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Ashelworth [sic], 6 m. N. Gloucester. P. 594

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Ashelworth, co. Gloucester.

P.T. Gloucester (104) 5½ to. N b W. Pop. 498.

A parish in the hundred of Berkeley, upper division; living, a dis. vicarage in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester; val. in K. B. 10l. 2s. 11d.; church ded. to St. Andrew; patron, the Bishop of Bristol.

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


Ashleworth Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Ashleworth Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863


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