Arlingham

Photo of Arlingham Church. Arlingham church is dedicated to St Mary. by Philip Halling, some rights reserved.

Arlingham Gloucestershire Family History

Arlingham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

The parish includes the hamlet of Overton.

Parish church: St. Mary the Virgin

Parish registers begin: 1539

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Arlingham

Note: Awre, Newnham and Westbury on Severn are separated from Arlingham by the river Severn.

  • Fretherne
  • Awre
  • Newnham
  • Westbury on Severn

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Arlingham, 2 m. S.E. Newnham. P. 793

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Arlingham (St. Mary the Virgin), a parish, in the union of Wheatenhurst, Upper division of the hundred of Berkeley, W. division of the county of Gloucester, 1½ mile (S. E. by E.) from Newnham; containing 793 inhabitants. The parish is situated on a nook of land, formed by a curvature of the river Severn, by which it is bounded on three sides, and across which is a ferry to Newnham: from an eminence called Barrow hill is a very extensive and pleasing view. The living is a vicarage, valued in the King’s books at £19. 7. 3½., and in the patronage of Mrs. Hodges, to whom also the impropriation belongs; net income, £193. The tithes were commuted for land and corn-rents, by an inclosure act, in 1801. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. Mrs. Mary Yate, in 1765, endowed a school for boys and girls with a rent-charge of £40; she also gave an additional rent-charge of £40 for the benefit of the poor.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Arlingham, a parish in the hund. of Berkeley, union of Wheatenhurst, Gloucestershire; 1 mile south-east of Newnham; on the opposite side of the estuary of the Severn. Living, a vicarage in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £19 17s. 8 ½ d.; gross income £200. Patroness, in 1835, Mrs Rogers. The tithes were commuted in 1801. The parish is surrounded on three sides by the Severn. A school was endowed here, in 1765, by Mrs Mary Yate: it has a revenue of £40 per annum, of which £20 are paid to the master, £10 to the mistress, and £10 are laid out in the purchase of books. In 1833, 54 children were educated on this endowment. The same lady also left £40 per annum to the poor of this parish. There are two infant schools here. Pop., in 1801, 506; in 1831, 744. Houses 103. Acres 2,300. A. P. £4,110. Poor rates, in 1837, £336.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Arlingham, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Newnham (120) 2 m. SE. Pop. 715.

A parish in the hundred of Berkeley, upper division; living, a vicarage in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester; charged in K. B. 19l. 7s. 8½d.; church ded. to St. Mary; patron (1829) Mrs. Rogers. This village is rendered peninsular, by the windings of the Severn which renders it damp and unhealthy to strangers.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Arlingham, a parish in the upper division of the hundred of Berkeley, county of Gloucester, 1½ mile (S.E. by E.) from Newnham, containing 715 inhabitants. The living is a Vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, rated in the king’s books at £19. 7. 8½. Mrs. Rogers was patroness in 1814. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. Arlingham is situated on a nook of land, formed by a curvature of the river Severn, by which the parish is bounded on three sides. Mrs. Mary Yate, in 1765, endowed a school for boys and girls with a rent charge of £40 per ammm, £20 of which she directed should be paid to the master, £10 to the mistress, and the remainder to be laid out in purchasing books. She also gave an additional rent charge of £40 per annum for the benefit of the poor. Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831.

Directories

Arlingham Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Administration

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