Place:Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire, England

NameBishops Cleeve
Alt namesBishop's Cleevesource: spelling variant
Bishops Cleevesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 111
Bishops-Cleevesource: Family History Library Catalog
Clivesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 111
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.95°N 2.067°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoCleeve Hundred, Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Cheltenham Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Tewkesbury District, Gloucestershire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bishops Cleeve is an urbanised village near Cheltenham in the Borough of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England. The village lies at the foot of Cleeve Hill, the highest point in the Cotswolds. Bishop's Cleeve has a population of 15,000 and is surrounded by many hamlets and villages, such as Gotherington, Southam, Stoke Orchard and Woodmancote.

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Bishop's Cleeve from A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 8/Tewkesbury 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
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