Place:Northleach with Eastington, Gloucestershire, England

NameNorthleach with Eastington
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.8222°N 1.8222°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     (1950 - )
See alsoBradley (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the area was situated
Northleach Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which the parish and its predecessors were located 1894-1974
Cotswold (district), Gloucestershire, Englandadministrative district in which the parish has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

Northleach with Eastington is a modern civil parish in the Cotswold District of Gloucestershire, England which was formed in 1935 from the town of Northleach, the hamlet of Eastington and the intervening countryside. Northleach and Eastington were separate civil parishes within Northleach Rural District prior to 1935.


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Northleach is a small Cotswold market town in Gloucestershire, England. It constitutes the major part by population of the modern civil parish of Northleach with Eastington which was formed in 1935. The town is in the valley of the River Leach in the Cotswolds, about 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Cirencester and 11 miles (18 km) east-southeast of Cheltenham. The 2011 UK Census recorded the parish's population as 1,854.

In the late Middle Ages the town prospered as a strategic centre for the wool trade.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Northleach.


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

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.

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
  • 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