Place:Lower Lemington, Gloucestershire, England

NameLower Lemington
Alt namesLemingtunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
Limentonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.017°N 1.683°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoTewkesbury Hundred, Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Campden Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1935
Batsford, Gloucestershire, Englandcivil parish into which it was transferred in 1935
North Cotswold Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1935-1974
Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"LEMINGTON (LOWER), a parish in the [registration] district of Shipston-on-Stour, and county of Gloucester; contiguous to Warwickshire, 2 miles NE by N of Moreton-in-the-Marsh [railway] station, and 5 SW by S of Shipton-on Stour. Post town, Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Acres: 855. Real property: £995. Population: 57. Houses: 14. The property belongs to Lord Redesdale. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £27. Patron, Lord Redesdale. The church is good.

Lower Lemington was in Campden Rural District from 1894 until 1935. In 1935 it was merged with the neighbouring parish of Batsford (under the name Batsford) and the rural district was broken up and the majority of it (including the now larger Batsford) was transferred to the newly-formed and larger North Cotswold Rural District.

Lower Lemington is originally described as a chapelry. It would appear that the ecclesiastical parish was Tewkesbury.

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Lower Lemington in A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 6/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