Photo of Cranham Church. Cranham church is dedicated to St James, here the church is viewed from the south-west. by Philip Halling, some rights reserved.

Cranham Gloucestershire Family History

Cranham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St James

Parish registers begin: 1666

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Particular Baptist, and Roman Catholic.

Cranham parish includes: the hamlet of Potteries.

Parishes adjacent to Cranham

  • Prinknash Park
  • Sheepscombe
  • Great Witcombe
  • Brockworth
  • Brimpsfield
  • Upton St Leonards
  • Bisley
  • Miserden
  • Painswick

Historical Description

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Cranham, a parish in Stroud district, Gloucester; under the Cotswolds, 2½ miles NE by N of Painswick, and 5½ NNE of Stroud r. station. It contains the hamlet of Potteries; and its post town is Painswick, under Stroud. Acres, 1,859. Real property, £2, 011. Pop., 424. Houses, 90. The property is much subdivided. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Brimpsfield, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is good; and there is a Baptist chapel.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Cranham, 4 m. N.E. Stroud. P. 428.

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

Poll Books

Cranham Poll Book 1834 - Google Books


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