Place:Stowell, Gloucestershire, England

Coordinates51.8155°N 1.8854°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoBradley (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Northleach Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1935
Yanworth, Gloucestershire, Englandneighbouring parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Stowell is a small village in Gloucestershire, England, north of Cirencester.

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

"STOWELL, a parish in Northleach district, Gloucester; on the river Coln, 8 miles NE by N of Cirencester [railway] station. Post town, Northleach, under Cheltenham. Acres: 823. Real property: £1,002. Population: 41. Houses: 6. The manor gave the title of Baron to the Earl of Eldon, and belongs now to his representatives. The living is a rectory, annexed to Hampnett. The church is ancient."

Stowell was a civil parish in Northleach Rural District from 1894 until 1935 when it was abolished and absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Yanworth.

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Stowell 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