Down Ampney, Gloucestershire

Down Ampney is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin: 1603

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Down Ampney

  • Ampney Crucis
  • Meysey Hampton
  • Marston Meysey
  • Latton
  • Eisey
  • Poulton

Historical Descriptions

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Amphney-Down [sic], 6 miles E. Cirencester. P. 425.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

AMPNEY-DOWN, a parish in the hund. of Crowthorne and Minety, union of Cirencester, Gloucestershire; 5 miles south-east from Cirencester; a little to the north of the Thames and Severn canal. Living, a discharged vicarage, formerly in the archd. of Gloucester, now in that of Bristol, and in the dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £10 5s. 8d., in the parliamentary returns at £120; gross income £118. Patrons, in 1835, the dean and chapter of Christ-church, Oxford. The church is an ancient building. There is an infant school in this parish, also a small day school. An ancient mansion-house, built by Sir Anthony Hungerford, in the reign of Henry VIII., still exists, though much altered by modern additions Pop., in 1801, 279; in 1831, 463. Houses 79. Acres 2,470. A. P., including that of Ampney-Crucis, £3,610. Poor rates, in 1837, £187.

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

Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Ampney Down, co. Gloucester.

P T. Cirencester (89) 5 m. S. Pop. 365.

A parish in the hundred of Crowthorne and Minety; living, a dis. vicarage in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester; val. in K. B. 10l. 5s. 8d.; in P. R. 120l.; church ded. to All Saints; patron, Christ Church College, Oxford. An ancient mansion-house, built by the family of Hungerford, in the reign of Henry VIII., still exists, although much modernised in its exterior.

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.

Poll Books

Down Ampney Poll Book 1834 - Google Books

Directories

Down Ampney Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Administration

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