Miserden, Gloucestershire

Miserden is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Camp and Sutgrove.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1574

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Miserden

  • Sheepscombe
  • Winstone
  • Cranham
  • Brimpsfield
  • Bisley
  • Duntisbourne Abbots
  • Edgeworth

Historical Descriptions

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Miserden, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Painswick (105) 4 m. ESE. Pop. 514.

A parish in the hundred of Bisley; living, a rectory in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester; valued in K. B. 8l. 13s. 4d.; patron, the King, by reason of lunacy. The church, which is dedicated to St. Andrew, consists of a nave, chancel, and two cross aisles, with a low embattled tower at the west end. A chapel, on the south side of the chancel, is decorated with various military trophies and insignia, and contains some very costly and magnificent marble monuments. Miserden Park, the seat of the Sandys family, is a beautiful place, seven miles in circumference, well wooded, and commanding many picturesque and romantic prospects; in the middle of a deep valley is a circular mound, surrounded by a moat, on which stood an ancient castle. The manor house, situated on an eminence, has the appearance of antiquity, and is said to have been built with the materials of the old castle; the rooms are capacious, but have suffered greatly from neglect; they contain a number of ancient portraits. During the civil wars, this mansion was garrisoned for the parliament by 300 men.

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

Poll Books

Poll Book 1834 - Google Books


Miserden Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856


  • 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: Bisley
  • Province: Canterbury