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Southam, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Southam, a hamlet, conjoint with Brockhampton, in Bishops Cleeve parish, Gloucestershire, 2¼ miles NNE of Cheltenham. Acreage, 3368; population, 310. Southam House was built about the time of Henry VII., belonged to the De la Bere family, and passed to the Earl of Ellenborough.

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 
Civil parishBishop's Cleeve 
HundredBishops Cleeve 
Poor Law unionWinchcomb 

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

Church Records

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


Church of England

dedication unknown

The chapel of ease at Southam is a small building of stone, in the Norman style, containing several memorial brasses and stained windows, and a handsome marble font.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Southam from the following:

Land and Property

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


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

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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL52
Post TownCheltenham