Adlestrop is a parish and small village, and railway station on the West Midland line, 3 miles east from Stow-on-the-Wold, 5 south from Moreton-in-Marsh, 5 west from Chipping Norton, and 80 from London, in Upper Slaughter hundred, Stow-on-the-Wold union and county court district, rural deanery of Stow, Gloucester archdeaconry, and Gloucester and Bristol bishopric; it is situated near the small river Evenlode. The church of St. Mary Magdalene is an ancient building, partly in the Norman style, and consists of tower, nave and chancel, and has several monuments to the Leigh family. The living, with Broadwell annexed, is a rectory, united value £715 yearly, with residence, in the gift of Lord Leigh; the Hon. and Rev. Henry Pitt Cholmondeley, M.A., of All Souls’ College, Oxford, is the incumbent. There is a day school for boys and girls, and a Sunday school; the former is supported by Lady Leigh, the latter by the rector. The population in 1861 was 184; the acreage is 1,250. The soil is a strong clay. Lord Leigh is lord of the manor and owner of the soil. Adlestrop House, the seat of E. C. Marriott, Esq., is a noble stone mansion in the Tudor style, situated in a well-wooded and picturesque park.
Parish Clerk, William Howse.
Cholmondeley Hon. & Rev. Henry Pitt, M.A. Rectory
Marriott Edmund Chase, esq. Adlestrop house
Beecham Francis, farmer, Rectory farm
Clark George, railway station master
Freeman Anne (Mrs.), farmer
Lane Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Nash Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Stow Richard, farmer, Adlestrop hill
Willifer Robert, farmer
Letters are received through Chipping Norton. The nearest money order office is at Stow-on-the-Wold
Day School, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, mistress
Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and the City of Bristol, Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1863.