Clapton Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Clapton is a chapelry of Bourton on the Water Ancient Parish in Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Clapton-on-the-Hill

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: For records see Bourton on the Water

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Clapton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CLAPTON-ON-THE-HILL, a parish in Stow-on-the Wold district, Gloucester; under the Cotswolds, 4¼ miles NE of Northleach, and 7¾ SW of Addlestrop r. station. Post town, Northleach, under Cheltenham. Acres, 783. Real property, £1, 249. Pop., 123. Houses, 27. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Bourton-on-the-Water, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is old and small.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Clapton, 3m. N.E. Northleach. P. 117

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


Clapton Morris Gloucestershire Directory 1876

Clapton Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856


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