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Amberley, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Amberley, a hamlet in Minchinhampton parish, and an ecclesiastical parish in Minchinhampton and Rodborough parishes, Gloucestershire. The hamlet stands near Woodchester station on the Stonehouse and Nailsworth section of the M.R., 3 miles S of Stroud, which is the post town. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1840. Population, 1494. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; value, £330. The church was erected in 1836, and a day school for 270 scholars was built in 1887. Amberley Court, Moor Court, Highlands, and the Culver House are the chief residences. Earl Russell takes the title of Viscount from this place. There is a Wesleyan chapel, and in the neighbouring hamlet of St Chloe an endowed school. There are remains of a large Saxon camp in the neighbourhood.

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1836.

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


Church of England

Holy Trinity (parish church)

The church of the Holy Trinity, erected in 1836, is a building of stone in the Gothic style consisting of small chancel, nave, and a western bell-cot containing 1 bell: the cost was defrayed by the late David Ricardo esq.: in 1875 it was reseated, and stained windows inserted, and a new organ introduced at the expense of Mrs. Frith and her family: the church will seat 520 persons.


Amberley Methodist Chapel

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.


Online maps of Amberley are available from a number of sites:

RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL5
Post TownStroud