Coln Saint Aldwyns is a parish and village in Northleach union, containing, by the census of 1861, 516, and in 1871, 523 inhabitants, and 2480 acres; in the deanery of Fairford, archdeaconry of Bristol, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, hundred of Brightwells Barrow, East Gloucestershire; 3 miles north of Fairford. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Alfred Kent, M. A., is valued at £110 per annum, with residence. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, consisting of nave, chancel, and transept, with a tower containing a peal of eight bells; there are some beautiful stained windows in the chancel. There is a National School for children of both sexes, which was erected in 1856. The poor have charitable bequests producing about £12 per annum. The rateable value of this parish is £3355.
Clergy and Gentry
Beach Sir Michael Edward Hicks, Bart., Williamstrip Park
Kent Rev. Alfred, M.A., The Vicarage
Sullivan Henry Eden, Esq.
Trades and Professions
Barton John, farmer, Manor farm
Castle Lawrence, miller, farmer, and baker
Clarke Mrs. Anne, farmer
Collett Charles, carpenter and joiner
Collett Francis, shopkeeper
Compton Charles, parish clerk
Cooke William, blacksmith
Porter Benjamin, farmer and maltster
Porter John, farmer
Prater Charles, corn dealer, mealman, and farmer
Prater Frederick, baker
Padway Edward, farmer, Swire farm
Sullivan Henry Eden, solicitor
Webb Edward, surveyor
Webb Frederick, steward to Sir Michael Hicks Beach, Bart.
Wilkins James, maltster and beer retailer
Post Office – Mrs. Henrietta Bowl, sub-postmistress. Letters from Fairford arrive at 7.5 a.m., dispatched at 6.30 p.m. Fairford is the nearest money order office.
National School – Miss Wilkie, mistress
Morris & Co.’s commercial Directory & Gazetteer of Gloucestershire with Bristol and Monmouth. Second Edition. Hounds Gate, Nottingham. 1876.