Place:Haselton, Gloucestershire, England

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NameHaselton
Alt namesHasedenesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
Hazledonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Hazletonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Hazletonsource: Wikipedia
TypeParish
Coordinates51.867°N 1.9°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoBradley (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Northleach Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


NOTE: Haselton has a variety of spellings. Both Hazleton and Hazledon are re-directed here.

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

"HAZLETON, or HAZLEDON, a village and a parish in Northleach [registration] district, Gloucester. The village stands among the Cotswolds, 3 miles NW of Northleach, and 6 SW by W of Bourton-on-the-Water [railway] station. The parish contains also the chapelry of Yanworth; and its post town is Andoverford, under Cheltenham. Acres: 2,530. Real property: £2,753. Pop.: 308. Houses: 64. The manor belongs to H. E. Waller, Esq. The living is a rectory, united with the chapelry of Yanworth, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £550. Patron: the Lord Chancellor. The church is Norman."

Haselton was both an ecclesiastical and a civil parish located from 1894 until 1974 in [[Place:Northleach Rural, Gloucestershire, England|Northleach Rural District. The chapelry of Yanworth (a detached section of the parish) became independent of it in 1866. In 1935 Haselton absorbed the parish of Salperton which neighboured it to the north.

There is no article on Haselton in Wikipedia.

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Haselton 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
  • 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