Place:Lasborough, Gloucestershire, England

Alt namesLessebergesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
Coordinates51.65°N 2.25°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoLongtree (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
Westonbirt and Lasborough, Gloucestershire, Englandparish of which the village is a part
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Lasborough is a settlement in Gloucestershire, England. Since 1935 it has been part of the Westonbirt with Lasborough civil parish. Lasborough lies to the west of the A46, about two miles north of Leighterton, two miles south of Kingscote and five miles west of Tetbury.

Lasborough is an ancient settlement, with remains of a Roman villa nearby, and lay on the Roman road from Bath to Chavenage Green. In 1086, the Domesday Book records it as being part of the estate of "William son of Baderon".

Lasborough was considered to be an "ancient parish", but it has never been a "civil parish". (Source:A Vision of Britain through Time) The neighbouring village of Westonbirt was the parish in which Lasborough was located. The two villages are now sister communities in one civil parish. The two villages were largely depopulated in the middle ages, with only the manor house and the church surviving in Lasborough.

The manor house, which dated from 1319, belonged to the Estcourt family from 1598. The manor house was rebuilt about 1610 as Lasborough Manor (later Lasborough Farm), and the surrounding land enclosed, by Sir Thomas Estcourt (1569-1624). He served as a Justice of the Peace and a Sheriff, as well as two periods as an MP, first for Malmesbury and later for Gloucestershire.

Lasborough House was built in the 1790s on part of the estate of Lasborough Farm for the then owner, Edmund Estcourt, by the architect James Wyatt in a castellated neo-Gothic style.

Registration Districts

Tetbury (1837 - 1937)
Cirencester (1937 - 2006)
Gloucestershire (2006 - )

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • The Victoria History of Gloucestershire chapter on Westonbirt with Lasborough, available online on 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
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