Last Updated on

Chipping Campden is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Westington, Westington with Combe, Berrington or Burington, Broad Compden, Campden Broad, Weslington with Combe, and Broad Campden.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1616

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Chipping Campden

Historical Descriptions

Chipping Campden

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CAMPDEN (Chipping), a small town and a parish in the district of Shipston-on-Stour, and county of Gloucester. The town stands in a fertile valley, surrounded by cultivated hills and hanging woods, adjacent to the West Midland railway, 6 miles NNW of Morton-in-the-Marsh. It consists chiefly of one street, nearly a mile long; and has, about the centre, a court house and a market house, the former a structure of the beginning of the 15th century or earlier, the latter erected, in 1624, by Sir Baptist Hickes. It was the meeting place of the Saxon Kings, in 687, for consulting in the war against the Britons; and it became, in the 14th century, a principal mart for wool, and the residence of many opulent merchants; but it has lost nearly all of its manufacturing consequence. A large extant mansion, of nearly the same age as the court house, is believed to have been the dwelling of one of the wool merchants. The town has a post office under Moreton-in-the-Marsh; a station, with telegraph, on the railway; a grammar school, with endowed income of £170, and an exhibition at Pembroke college, Oxford; two endowed schools, with £130 and £26; suites of alms-houses, founded by Sir Baptist Hickes, with income of £140; and a chief inn, called the Noel Arms. A weekly market is held on Wednesday; and fairs on Ash-Wednesday, 23 April, 5 Aug., and 11 Dec. The Cotswold games, instituted in the time of James I., and sung by Ben Jonson, Drayton, and other poets, were held on Dovers-hill, about ½ a mile from the town. Dr. Harris, the famous preacher, born in 1658, and George Ballard, author of “Memoirs of British Ladies,” were natives. The parish includes also the hamlets of Berrington, Broad-Campden, and Westington-with-Combe. Acres, 4,660. Real property, £10,725. Pop., 1,975. Houses, 474. The property is not much divided. The manor belonged at Domesday to Hugh Lupus, Earl of Chester; was purchased, in the time of James I., by Sir Baptist Hickes, who was created Viscount Campden; passed to the family of Noel, Earls of Gainsborough; and was bequeathed, in 1798, by the sixth Earl, to his nephew G. Noel Edwards, Esq., who assumed the name of Noel. A magnificent mansion was built on the manor by Sir Baptist Hickes, at a cost of £29,000; and was destroyed by Lord Noel, grandson of Sir Baptist, but has left some remains. Campden House, now the seat of Viscount Campden, is a large modern mansion. A great battle was fought between the Mercians and the West Saxons at Berrington; and the “barrows” over the bodies of the slain are supposed to have given rise to its name. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £640. Patron, the Earl of Gainsborough. The church is fine decorated English. A memorial chapel, in the early English style, was built in 1868. A chapel of ease is at Westington. There are three dissenting chapels, and charities £489.

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

Campden-Chipping, 90½ m. S.W. London, and 27 m. N.E. Gloucester. Mrkt., Wed. P. 2087

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

Berrington

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Berrington, 1½ m. Chipping-Campden. P. 158.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Berrington, anciently Burington, a hamlet in the parish of Chipping-Campden, upper division of the hund. of Kiftsgate, county of Gloucester. Pop., in 1801, 138; in 1831, 129. Houses 37. Other returns with the parish.

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Berrington, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Chipping Camden (99) m. Pop. 171.

A hamlet in the parish of Chipping-Camden and hundred of Kiftsgate.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Broad Campden

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Campden-Broad, near Chipping-Campden. P. 230.

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

Combe

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Coombe, incl. in Chipping-Campden.

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

Marriages

Marriages Out of Parish

Below is a list of people who were from Chipping Campden but who were married in another parish.

John Smith, a shoemaker in Cambden, & Amey Atkins … … … 15 Jan. 1617 at South Littleton, Worcestershire.

Poll Books

Poll Book 1834, Chipping Campden Gloucestershire – Google Books

Transcriptions

Poll Book 1834, Chipping Campden Gloucestershire

Directories

Chipping Campden Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Campden Universal British Directory 1791

Administration

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