Cowley Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Cowley is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin: 1676

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Cowley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COWLEY, a parish in Cheltenham district, Gloucester; on Ermine-street, under the Cotswolds, 5½ miles S by E of Cheltenham. Post town, Colesborne, under Cheltenham. Acres, 1,834. Real property, £2,427. Pop., 311. Houses, 68. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £322. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is old but good.

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

Cowley, 8m. N.W. Cirencester. P. 317.

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

Poll Books

Cowley Poll Book 1834 – Google Books


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