Moreton Valence, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Moreton or Morton Valence, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 2 ¼ miles WSW of Haresfield station on the M.R., and 3 ¼ NNW of Stonehouse, with a post office under Stonehouse; money order office, Whitminster; telegraph office, Haresfield railway station. Acreage of the civil parish, 991; population, 260 ; of the ecclesiastical, 189. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £138. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is chiefly Later English, consists of nave, S aisle, and chancel, with a tower, and was restored in 1880.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1681.

The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.


Church of England

St. Stephen (parish church)

The church of St. Stephen is an ancient building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, south aisle, north porch and an embattled western tower containing 6 bells: the chancel arch and north doorway are Norman: the latter has a tympanum, representing Our Lord overcoming Satan: the church was completely restored in 1880-4 at a cost of £750, when the chancel received a new panelled roof and the tower was carefully repaired: there are sittings for 120 persons.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Old maps of Moreton Valence are available on the site, and a current map is available on the site.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.