Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire Family History Guide
Moreton in Marsh is a chapelry of Bourton on the Hill Ancient Parish in Gloucestershire.
Alternative names: Moreton-in-the-Marsh
Parish church: St. David
Parish registers begin: 1643
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational
Parishes adjacent to Moreton-in-Marsh
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
MORETON-IN-THE-MARSH, a small town and a parish in the district of Shipston-on-Stour and county of Gloucester. The town stands on the Fosse way and on the West Midland railway, near the meeting-point of the counties of Gloucester, Oxford, Warwick, and Worcester, 7 miles SW by S of Shipston-on-Stour; consists chiefly of one street; has, within the last few years, been considerably improved; publishes a weekly newspaper; and has a head post office, a railway station with telegraph, two banking offices, two chief inns, a police station, a public reading room, a church, an Independent chapel, and national and British schools. The church is ancient; was restored in 1861, at a cost of £2,000; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and lofty spire. The Independent chapel is a handsome edifice. A weekly market is held on Tuesday; cattle fairs are held on the second Tuesday of every month; cheese fairs are held on the second Tuesday of April, Aug., and Oct.; and there are two linen manufactories. The parish comprises 900 acres. Real property, £5,090; of which £80 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 1,512; in 1861, 1,420. Houses, 302. The manor was given; at the Norman conquest, to Westminster abbey. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Bourton-on-the-Hill, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol.
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
Moreton-in-the-Marsh, co. Gloucester.
London 80 m. WNW. Pop. 1015. M. D. Tues. Fairs, April 5; and Nov. 1, small fair, for cattle.
A disused market-town and parish in the upper division of the hundred of Westminster, situated on the Roman Fossway. The poorer classes of the inhabitants are chiefly employed in spinning linen-yarn for different purposes. In the middle of the village is an ancient building, supported on pillars, which is said to have been the market-house. The living is a curacy subordinate to the rectory of Bourton-on-the-Hill, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, not in charge; church ded. to St. David; patronage with Bourton rectory.
Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.
Marriages at Morton-in-Marsh 1672-1812
- County: Gloucestershire
- Civil Registration District: Shipston on Stour
- Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
- Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
- Rural Deanery: Campden
- Poor Law Union: Shipston on Stour
- Hundred: Westminster (Gloucestershire)
- Province: Canterbury