Broadwell is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire. Adlestrop is a chapelry of Broadwell.

Alternative names: Bradle

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1539

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Presbyterian, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Broadwell

  • Lower Swell
  • Upper Swell
  • Evenlode
  • Oddington
  • Stow-on-the-Wold

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BROADWELL, or Bradle, a parish in Stow-on-the-Wold district, Gloucester; on the Fosse way, 1½ mile NNE of Stow-on-the-Wold, and 2 miles WNW of Addlestrop r. station. It has a post office under Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Acres, 1,600. Real property, £3,713. Pop., 398. Houses, 92. The property is much subdivided. Broadwell House is the seat of Lord Leigh. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Addlestrop, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £643. Patron, Lord Leigh. The church is good; and there are a national school and charities £16.

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

Broadwell, a parish in the upper division of the hund. of Slaughter, union of Stow-on-the-Wold, county of Gloucester; 1½ mile north-north-east of Stow-on-the-Wold, intersected by the Cheltenham, Oxford, and London Union railroad. Living, a rectory, with the curacy of Adlestrop, in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; valued at £23 11s. 10½d.; gross income £648. Patron, in 1835, C. Leigh, Esq. All tithes, the property of the clerical rector, were commuted in 1792. There are here a daily school and two Sunday schools. The parish is crossed by the Roman fosse-way. Pop., in 1801, 239; in 1831, 334. Houses 79. Acres 1,600. A. P. £3,158. 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

Broadwell, 1 m. N. Stow. P. 345

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


Broadwell Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Broadwell Marriages

Marriages at Broadwell 1605-1812

Marriages at Broadwell 1605-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives


Broadwell Marriages 1800 to 1812

Broadwell Marriages 1775 to 1799

Broadwell Marriages 1755 to 1774


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