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Side or Syde, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Side or Syde, a parish in Gloucestershire, 7½ miles NW by N of Cirencester. Post town, Cheltenham; money order office, Cirencester; telegraph office, Birdlip. Acreage, 628; population, 29. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £88. The church is Norman and Early English.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyGloucestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishSide St. Mary 
Poor Law unionCirencester 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1686.

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


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is a small building of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and a saddle-backed western tower containing 3 bells: the chancel has been repaired: there are 40 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Side or Syde from the following:

Land and Property

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

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.