Place:Southrop, Gloucestershire, England

TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.7°N 1.6916°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoBrightwells Barrow (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Cotswold (district), Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Southrop is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England, situated on the River Leach. The Grade I listed St Peter's Church dates from the 12th century. Nearby villages include Eastleach Turville, Eastleach Martin, Fairford, Lechlade and Hatherop in Gloucestershire, and Little Faringdon and Filkins in Oxfordshire.

A 19th century description

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

"SOUTHROP, a parish, with a village, in Northleach [registration] district, Gloucester; 3 miles NNW of Lechlade, and 12 S by E of Bourton-on-the-Water [railway] station. Post town, Lechlade, under Swindon. Acres: 1,453. Real property: £2,407. Population: 362. Houses: 79. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £210. Patron: Wadham College, Oxford. The church is Norman and early English, and was repaired in 1852. There are a parochial school, and charities £7."

Registration Districts

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

Research Tips

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
  • has recently added Gloucestershire Burials, 1813-1988; Confirmations, 1834-1913; Baptisms, 1813-1913; Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813; and Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938. (entry dated 1 Aug 2015)
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