ADDLESTROP (or Adlestrop) is a Village and parish in Stow-on-the-Wold union, containing, by the census of 1861, 184, and in 1871, 192 inhabitants, with 1191 acres; in the deanery of Stow, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, hundred of Upper Slaughter East Gloucestershire; 3 miles east from Stow-on- the-Wold, 5 west from Chipping-Norton, 5 south-west from Moreton-in-the-Marsh, and 80 from London, on the West Midland Railway, at which it has a station, and near to the small river Evenlode. The living is a rectory, with Broadwell annexed, in the incumbency of the Hon. And Rev. Henry Pitt Cholmondeley, M.A., valued at £715 per annum, with residence, in the patronage of Lord Leigh. The church is an ancient edifice, partly Norman, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, consisting of nave and chancel, with tower. There is a school for children of both sexes, supported by Lord Leigh; and a Sunday School supported by funds out of the rectory farm. Lord Leigh is lord of the manor and owner of the parish. The rateable value of the parish is £1742.
Addlestrop House is a noble mansion, in the Tudor style, in the midst of a picturesque and well-wooded park.
GENTRY AND CLERGY.
Banner Miss Elizabeth
Brasses Albert, Esq., J.P., Addlestrop House
Cholmondeley Hon. and Rev. Henry Pitt, M.A., Rectory
TRADES AND PROFESSIONS.
Beacham Francis, farmer, Rectory farm
Burlingham H. and Co., Coal merchants, Railway Station; and at Evesham
Dickens John, stationmaster, and agent for the Imperial Union Life and Accident Assurance Companies
Gillett Miss Maria, schoolmistress
Howse William, parish clerk
Nash Miss Ann, shopkeeper
Savidge Matthew, farmer, Lower farm
Stow Richard, farmer, and agent for Lord Leigh, Addlestrop hill
Letters through Chipping Norton. The nearest money order office is at Stow-on-the-Wold.
Day School – Miss Maria Gillett, mistress
Great Western Railway (West Midland Section) – John Dickens, stationmaster
Source: Morris & Co.’s commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Gloucestershire with Bristol and Monmouth. Second Edition. Hounds Gate, Nottingham. 1876.