Place:Eyford, Gloucestershire, England

TypeHamlet, Civil parish
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoSlaughter (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish is located
Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1935
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"EYFORD, a parish in Stow-on-the-Wold [registration] district, Gloucester; near Bourton-on-the-Water railway, 2½ miles W by S of Stow-on-the-Wold. Post town, Stow-on-the-Wold, under Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Acres: 1,380. Real property: £1,341. Population: 44. Houses: 9. Eyford Hall is the seat of the Dolphins. There is no church. Milton is said to have written part of Paradise Lost in Eyford."

Eyford was abolished in 1935 and became part of the parish of Upper Slaughter. Since 1974 the area has been part of the Cotswold District.

Registration Districts

Stow-on-the-Wold (1837 - 1937)
North Cotswold (1937 - 2006) (as part of Upper Slaughter)
Gloucestershire (2006 - ) (as part of Upper Slaughter)

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Eyford from A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 6/Slaughter 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