Ampney St Mary, Gloucestershire
Ampney St Mary or Ashbrook, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, on Ampney brook, 3½ miles E of Cirencester, the post town. Area of parish, 1371 acres; population, 113. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Ampney St Peter, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is a small ivy-clad, quaint-looking, very ancient edifice, and is now disused.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ampney St. Mary the Virgin|
|Hundred||Crowthorne and Minety|
|Poor Law union||Cirencester|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register of baptisms and marriages dates from the year 1602; burials, 1605.
We have transcribed the marriages at Ampney St. Mary, 1754-1938
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 and ancient building of stone, in the Late Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel and nave and a western turret containing one bell, dated 1747: the font is of early date: the chancel was restored in 1907 by the Ecclesiastical Commisioners: the nave was restored in 1913 at a cost of about £310.
Primitive Methodist Chapel
The Primitive Methodist chapel was erected in 1866.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ampney St Mary from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ampney, or Ashbrook (St. Mary the Virgin))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Ampney St Mary 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.