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Adlestrop, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Addlestrop or Adlestrop, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, near the river Evenlode, 3 miles E of Stow-on-the-Wold, with a station on the G.W.R. Post town, Chipping Norton; money order and telegraph office, Stow-on-the-Wold. Acreage, 1306; population, 164. The manor belonged to the abbey of Evesham, passed at the dissolution to Sir Thomas Leigh, and is now the property of Lord Leigh. Addlestrop House is a large and interesting mansion, partly of considerable antiquity, amid beautiful grounds laid out by Adey Repton. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Broadwell, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church was built in 1764, and is in good condition.

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 parishAdlestrop St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionStow-on-the-Wold 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1538.

We have transcribed the marriages at Adlestrop St. Mary, 1754-1837

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


Church of England

St. Mary Magdalene (parish church)

The church of St. Mary Magdalene is an ancient building of stone, partly in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, transepts and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 5 bells; there are several inscribed door stones and mural tablets to members of the Leigh family: the east window is stained and there are memorial windows to the Ven. Lord Saye and Sele D.C.L. rector 1825-1852, the Hon. and Rev. Canon Henry Pitt Cholmondeley M.A. rector 1852-1905, and his wife, the late Miss Rose Evelyn Cholmondeley, d. 15 April, 1907, and to Chandos, 1st Baron Leigh, d. 27 Sept. 1850, and to Margarette (Willes) his wife, d. 5 April, 1860.

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 Adlestrop from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Adlestrop 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 districtGL56
Post TownMoreton-In-Marsh