Place:Eastleach Turville, Gloucestershire, England

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NameEastleach Turville
Alt namesEast-Leach-Turvillesource: Family History Library Catalog
Leccesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 112
Lecesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 112
TypeParish
Coordinates51.75°N 1.7°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoBrightwells Barrow (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred of which part of it was a part
Slaughter (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred of which part of it was a part
Barrington, Gloucestershire, Englandparish into which part was absorbed in 1935
Eastleach, Gloucestershire, Englandparish into which part was absorbed in 1935
Cotswold (district), Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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

"EAST-LEACH-TURVILLE, a parish in Northleach [registration] district, Gloucester; on the river Leach and on Icknield-street, 4 miles N of Lechlade, and 11½ WSW of Witney [railway] station. It has a post office under Swindon. Acres: 2,670. Real property: £3, 187. Population: 506. Houses: 105. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £66. Patrons: the Dean and Chapter of [Gloucester]. There are a [Primitive] Methodist chapel and a national school."

Eastleach Turville parish was abolished in 1935 and the major part of the area was transferred to the new parish of Eastleach and a much smaller part going to the new parish of Barrington. Both Eastleach and Barrington civil parishes have been part of the Cotswold District of Gloucestershire since 1974. Refer to the maps Gloucester Parishes in 1900 and Gloucester Parishes in 1931 to observe the changes. These maps are from the A Vision of Britain through Time website.

Registration Districts

Northleach (1837 - 1935)

Barrington and Eastleach belonged to a different series of registration districts after 1935. Further tracing of registration districts should follow the relevant parish.

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Volume 6 of A History of the County of Gloucester in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online has a chapter on Great and Little Barrington which includes references to Eastleach Turville.
  • GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. 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. Respect the copyright on this material.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county
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