Littleton-on-Severn, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Littleton on Servern is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1701

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Littleton-on-Severn

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LITTLETON-UPON-SEVERN, a parish in Thornbury district, Gloucester; on the river Severn, 3 miles W of Thornbury, and 4¼ NNE of New Passage r. station. Post town, Almondsbury, under Bristol. Acres, 1,665; of which 690 are water. Real property, £1,793; of which £15 are in fisheries. Pop., 195. Houses, 41. The property is divided among a few. The manor and most of the land belong to R. Lippincott, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £52. Patron, R. Lippincott, Esq. The church is early English, in good condition; consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with porch and tower; and has a Norman font.

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

Littleton-upon-Severn, 2 m. W. Thornbury. P. 195

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Littleton-upon-Severn, co. Gloucester. P. T. Thornbury (120) 2 m. W. Pop. 133.

A parish in the lower division of the hundred of Langley and Swineshead; living, a dis. rectory in the archdeaconry of Gloucester and diocese of Bristol; valued in K.B. 11l. 4s. 9½d.; ann. val. P. R. 62l.; patron (1829) Sir H. C. Lippincott, Bart.

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


Littleton-on-Severn Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863


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