- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Longborough is a village and civil parish 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north of the market town of Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire. The village is about half a mile (800 m) east of the A424 and around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of the Fosse Way (A429). The parish also includes the hamlet of Ganborough (re-directed here).
A 19th century description
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Longborough from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "LONGBOROUGH, a parish, with a village, in Stow-on-the-Wold district, Gloucester; on the Fosse way, 3 miles SW of Moreton [railway] station. Post town, Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Acres: 2,770. Real property: £4,243. Population: 655. Houses: 152. The manor belongs to Lord Leigh; and most of the land, to Lord Leigh, E. T. Godman, Esq., and Sir R. Rushout, Bart. Banks Fee is the seat of E. T. Godman, Esq. A Roman settlement was at or near the village. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Seasoncote, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £221. Patrons: Lord Leigh and Sir R. Rushout, Bart. The church is Norman; and comprises transept, aisle, and chancel, with a pinnacled tower. There are an Independent chapel, and charities £5."
Online sources which may also be helpful:
- 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. Do 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
- Unfortunately, A History of the County of Gloucester in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online does not cover this part of the county