Place:Eastington (near Northleach), Gloucestershire, England

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NameEastington (near Northleach)
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.815°N 1.827°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoBradley Hundred, Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the area was situated
Northleach Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which the parish was located 1894-1935 or 1894-1950
Northleach with Eastington, Gloucestershire, Englandcivil parish into which it merged in 1935 or 1950
Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog


NOTE: There is also a civil parish named Eastington in Gloucestershire. It is located near Stroud in the centre of the county. Easington is also a popular name for a town.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Eastington from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"EASTINGTON, a tything in Northleach parish, Gloucester; on the river Leach, 1½ mile SE of Northleach. Real property: £4,544. Population: 442. Houses: 74. The Northleach workhouse is here; and traces of an ancient camp occur at Norbury."
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Eastington is a hamlet in the English county of Gloucestershire, about 1½ miles southeast of the town of Northleach, with which it forms the modern civil parish. A Vision of Britain through Time states the acreage of Eastington at the time of the merger as 3955 acres, a sizeable area. (See Wikipedia for the definition of a tithing.) Eastington was also a chapelry within Northleach parish. It became a separate civil parish in 1866.

The parishes of Northleach and Eastington merged either in 1935 or 1950 to form the civil parish of Northleach with Eastington. Wikipedia and A Vision of Britain through Time differ on this point.

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Northleach from A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 9/Bradley hundred] in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online
  • Three maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrate the changes in political boundaries over the period 1830-1945. All have expanding scales and on the second and third this facility is sufficient that individual parishes can be inspected.
  • Gloucestershire Hundreds as drawn in 1832. This map was prepared before The Great Reform Act of that year. Note the polling places and representation of the various parts of the county.
  • Gloucestershire in 1900, an Ordnance Survey map showing rural districts, the boundaries of the larger towns, the smaller civil parishes of the time, and some hamlets and villages in each parish
  • Gloucestershire in 1943, an Ordnance Survey map showing the rural districts after the changes to their structure in the 1930s
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county
  • GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837)
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. The compiler has gone to a lot of work to provide this material. Respect his copyright.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
  • English Jurisdictions, a supplementary website to FamilySearch outlining local parish boundaries in the middle on the 19th century. The information provided is especially useful for establishing the relationship of the ecclesiastical parishes in large towns and cathedral cities.
  • Ancestry UK has recently added Gloucestershire Burials, 1813-1988; Confirmations, 1834-1913; Baptisms, 1813-1913; Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813; and Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938. (entry dated 1 Aug 2015)