Cold Aston, Gloucestershire
Aston-Blank, Ashton-Blank, or Cold Aston, a parish in Gloucestershire, near the Fosse Way and the Windrush river, 4 miles NNE of Northleach, and 2 SW of Bourton-on-the-Water station on the G.W.R. Post town, Cheltenham; Bourton-on-the-Water is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 2360; population, 255. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £114 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The ehurch is an ancient edifice, with an embattled tower; it was restored in 1876.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Cold Aston 1728-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.
The register of baptisms dates from the year 1813; marriages, 1754; burials, 1813.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Andrew (parish church)
The church of St. Andrew is an ancient building of stone in the Norman and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles and containing 5 bells: the chancel has no east window, but the east wall is adorned with two richly carved and canopied niches: the chancel also retains a credence and piscina: on the north wall of the nave is an inscribed tablet to Giles Carter, ob. 1664: the church was thoroughly restored in 1876, at a cost of £1,292, under the direction of Mr. J. E. K. Cutts, architect, of London, when some fragments of carved Norman work were found and built into the porch: the church affords 120 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Cold Aston are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:
- Gloucester Citizen
- Gloucester Journal
- Gloucestershire Chronicle
- Gloucestershire Echo
- Cheltenham Chronicle
- Cheltenham Looker-On
The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.