Bledington, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

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