Place:Haselton, Gloucestershire, England

Alt namesHasedenesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
Hazledonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Hazletonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Hazletonsource: Wikipedia
Coordinates51.867°N 1.9°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoYanworth, Gloucestershire, Englandchapelry of the ecclesiastical parish
Bradley Hundred, Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Northleach Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Salperton, Gloucestershire, Englandparish absorbed into Haselton in 1935
Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: Haselton has a variety of spellings. Both Hazleton and Hazledon are re-directed here.

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

"HAZLETON, or HAZLEDON, a village and a parish in Northleach [registration] district, Gloucester. The village stands among the Cotswolds, 3 miles NW of Northleach, and 6 SW by W of Bourton-on-the-Water [railway] station. The parish contains also the chapelry of Yanworth; and its post town is Andoverford, under Cheltenham. Acres: 2,530. Real property: £2,753. Pop.: 308. Houses: 64. The manor belongs to H. E. Waller, Esq. The living is a rectory, united with the chapelry of Yanworth, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £550. Patron: the Lord Chancellor. The church is Norman."

Haselton was both an ecclesiastical and a civil parish located from 1894 until 1974 in Northleach Rural District. The chapelry of Yanworth (a detached section of the parish) became independent of it in 1866. In 1935 Haselton absorbed the parish of Salperton which neighboured it to the north. The parish is now part of the Cotswold District of Gloucestershire.

There is no article on Haselton in Wikipedia.

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Haselton 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
  • Three maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrate the changes in political boundaries over the period 1830-1945. All have expanding scales and on the second and third this facility is sufficient that individual parishes can be inspected.
  • Gloucestershire Hundreds as drawn in 1832. This map was prepared before The Great Reform Act of that year. Note the polling places and representation of the various parts of the county.
  • Gloucestershire in 1900, an Ordnance Survey map showing rural districts, the boundaries of the larger towns, the smaller civil parishes of the time, and some hamlets and villages in each parish
  • Gloucestershire in 1943, an Ordnance Survey map showing the rural districts after the changes to their structure in the 1930s
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county
  • GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish. 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. The compiler has gone to a lot of work to provide this material. Respect his copyright.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
  • English Jurisdictions, a supplementary website to FamilySearch outlining local parish boundaries in the middle on the 19th century. The information provided is especially useful for establishing the relationship of the ecclesiastical parishes in large towns and cathedral cities.
  • Ancestry UK 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)