St Leonard's parish church, Bledington, Gloucestershire.
St Leonard’s parish church, Bledington, Gloucestershire. The copyright on this image is owned by Mike Baldwin and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Bledington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Bladington

Parish church: St Leonard

Parish registers begin: 1703

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Bledington

  • Westcote
  • Icomb
  • Idbury
  • Daylesford
  • Kingham
  • Sarsden with Churchill
  • Oddington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BLEDINGTON, or Bladington, a parish in Stow-on-the-Wold district, Gloucester; on the verge of the county and on the Oxford and Worcester railway, 2¾ miles S of Addlestrop station, and 4 SE of Stow-on-the-Wold. Post Town, Stow-on-the-Wold, under Moretonin-the-Marsh. Acres, 1,110. Real property, £2,868. Pop., 396. Houses, 91. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of G. and Bristol. Value, £88. Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church is ancient. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Bledington, or Bladington, a parish in the upper division of the hund. of Slaughter, union of Stow-on-the-Wold, county of Gloucester; 4 miles south-east of Stow-on-the-Wold. Living, a discharged vicarage in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £6 13s. 4d., and in the parliamentary returns at £70; gross income £88; in the patronage of the dean and chapter of Christ church, Oxford. All tithes, the property of the dean and chapter of Christ church, Oxford, were commuted in 1769. There are a daily and a day and Sunday school here. Pop., in 1801, 282; in 1831, 335. Houses 71. Acres 1,110. A. P. £2,567. Poor rates, in 1837, £145.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Bledington, 4m, S.E. Stow. P. 354

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


Marriages Out of Parish

Surname Forename Parish Married in Date
Washbrook William Westcote 2 Oct. 1804
Stayt William Westcote Jan. 1764
Rily John Westcote 15 Aug. 1767
Phipps William Westcote 1 Apr. 1771


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