Down Hatherley Gloucestershire Family History

Photo of St. Mary and Corpus Christi church, Down Hatherley, near to Down Hatherley, Gloucestershire by Jonathan Billinger, some rights reserved.

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

Alternative names: Hatherley-Down

Parish church: St. Mary and Corpus Christi

Parish registers begin: 1563

Parishes adjacent to Down Hatherley

  • Norton
  • Boddington
  • Twigworth
  • Staverton
  • Gloucester St Mary de Lode
  • Churchdown

Historical Description

Former School, now a dwelling. Viewed from the churchyard, Down Hatherley. The copyright on this image is owned by Pauline Eccles and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Hatherley-Down, a parish in the district and county of Gloucester; on a small affluent of the Severn, 3¾ miles NE by N of Gloucester city and r. station. Post town, Gloucester. Acres, 930. Real property, £1, 632. Pop., 192. Houses, 41. The property is divided among a few. Hatherley House is the seat of A. G. Jones, Esq. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £320. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was rebuilt in 1860; and is in the early decorated English style. There are a national school, and charities £22.

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

Hatherly-Down, 2 miles N.E. Gloucester. P. 212

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

Poll Books

Down Hatherley Poll Book 1834 - Google Books


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