Bourton on the Hill

Bourton-on-the-Hill Church Bourton-on-the-Hill church is dedicated to St Lawrence. The copyright on this image is owned by Philip Halling and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Bourton on the Hill, Gloucestershire Family History

Bourton on the Hill is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire. Moreton in Marsh is a chapelry of Bourton on the Hill.

Parish church: St Lawrence

Parish registers begin: 1568

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Bourton on the Hill

  • Cutsdean (Worcestershire)
  • Sezincote
  • Snowshill
  • Blockley (Worcestershire)
  • Batsford
  • Stanway
  • Moreton in Marsh

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Bourton-on-the-Hill, a parish in the upper divisions of the hundreds of Tewksbury and Westminster, union of Shipston-on-Stour, county of Gloucester; 2 miles west of Moreton-in-the-Marsh, on the post-road to Evesham. It stands on the side of a hill, whence the prospect is varied and delightful. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; valued at £14, with the perpetual curacy of Moreton-in-the-Mnrsh annexed; gross income £675. Patron, in 1835, Dr. Warneford. The great and small tithes of Bourton-on-the-Hill and Moreton-in-the-Marsh, the property of the clerical rector and lay-impropriator, were commuted in 1821. This parish possesses two endowed Sunday schools and a daily school. Pop., in 1801. 369; in 1831, 553. Houses 111. Acres 2,960. A. P. £1,221. Poor rates, in 1837, £239

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Bourton-on-the-Hill, 1 mile W. Moreton-in-the-Marsh. P. 542

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

Poll Books

Poll Book 1834, Bourton on the Hill Gloucestershire - Google Books


Bourton-on-the-Hill Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Shipston on Stour
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 - Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Campden
  • Poor Law Union: Shipston on Stour
  • Hundred: Tewkesbury; Westminster (Gloucestershire)
  • Province: Canterbury