Longhope Gloucestershire Family History Guide

All Saints Church, Longhope
Photo of All Saints Church, Longhope by Roger Davies, some rights reserved.

Longhope is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin: 1742

Nonconformists in Longhope: Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Longhope

  • Flaxley
  • Taynton
  • Blaisdon
  • Aston Ingham
  • Mitcheldean
  • Abenhall
  • Huntley
  • Lea
  • Newent

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870

Longhope, a parish in Westbury-on-Severn district, Gloucester; on the Gloucester and Hereford railway, near the boundary with Hereford, 6 miles N by W of Newnham. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Gloucester; and is cut into two divisions, lower and upper. Acres, 3,070. Real property of the i. div., £2,713; of the ii. div., £2,647. Pop., 1,104. Houses, 229. The property is divided among a few. The manor and much of the land belong to E. Probyn, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester. Value, £400. * Patron, Gen. Sir John W. Guise, Bart. The church is ancient; was recently restored; and had a spire which became unsound, and was about to be taken down in 1867. There are a Baptist chapel, and charities £135.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

Longhope, Upper and Lower (All Saints), in the union of Westbury, duchy of Lancaster, W. division of the county of Gloucester, 5 miles (S. W. by S.) from Newent; containing 929 inhabitants. This parish comprises 2835 acres, of which 459 are common or waste. May Hill, within its limits, forms a landmark from the Bristol Channel. The living is a discharged vicarage, endowed with the rectorial tithes, valued in the king’s books at £9. 7. 11½., and in the gift of the Archdeacon of Llandaff and the Rev. John Probyn: the tithes have been commuted for £396. 17., and the glebe comprises 17 acres, with a house. Here is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1848

Longhope, a parish in the hund, of the duchy of Lancaster, union of Westbury-on-Severn, county of Gloucester; 5 miles south by west of Newent. Living, a discharged vicarage, formerly in the archd. and dio. of Gloucester, now in the dio of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £9 7s. 11½d.; gross income £394. Patron, in 1835, the Rev. J. Probin. The Wesleyan Methodisls have a place of worship here; and there is a daily School. Acres 2,970. Houses 170. A. P. £3,425. Pop., in 1801, 635; in 1831, 873. Poor rates, in 1838, £234 15s.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1848.


Longhope Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Westbury on Severn
  • Probate Court: Pre-1541 – Court of the Bishop of Hereford, Post-1541 – Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre 1836 – Gloucester, Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Forest
  • Poor Law Union: Westbury on Severn
  • Hundred: Duchy of Lancaster
  • Province: Canterbury

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