Amberley Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Amberley in the Snow
Amberley in the Snow The Sun sets over Amberley after the heavy snows of February 2009. The copyright on this image is owned by Joy Jackson and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Amberley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created in 1840 from Minchinhampton Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Littleworth, Theescombe, and St Cloe.

Parish church: Holy Trinity

Parish registers begin: 1837

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Amberley

  • Minchinhampton
  • Rodborough
  • Avening
  • Woodchester
  • Nailsworth
  • Brimscombe

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

AMBERLEY, a hamlet in Minchinhampton parish, and a chapelry in Minchinhampton and Rodborough parishes, Gloucester. The hamlet stands near Nailsworth, 3 miles S of Stroud r. station; and its Post Town is Nailsworth under Stroud. The chapelry includes the hamlet, and was constituted in 1841. Pop., 1,438. Houses, 364. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £300.* Patron, D. Ricardo, Esq.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Stroud
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Stonehouse
  • Poor Law Union: Stroud
  • Hundred: Longtree
  • Province: Canterbury

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