Moreton Valence

Moreton Valence, Gloucestershire Family History

Moreton Valence is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St. Stephen

Parish registers begin: 1681

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Moreton Valence

  • Randwick
  • Eastington
  • Whitminster
  • Stonehouse
  • Standish
  • Cainscross
  • Longney
  • Haresfield
  • Frampton on Severn
  • Saul

Historical Descriptions

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Morton Valence, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Stroud (121) 8 m. NW. Pop. 348.

A parish in the hundred of Whitstone, bordering on the Gloucester and Berkeley Canal. The living is a perpetual curacy in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester. The church, dedicated to St. Stephen, is a very ancient structure, having on the north side a Norman doorway, with a semicircular arch, within the curve of which is a rude figure representing St. Michael fighting with Satan under the form of a dragon, sculptured in low relief. Here are iron works.

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

Moreton Valence Poll Book 1834 - Google Books

Directories

Moreton Valence Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Administration

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