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Ampney St Mary, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishAmpney St. Mary the Virgin 
HundredCrowthorne and Minety 
Poor Law unionCirencester 

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

Church Records

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.

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 Ampney St Mary from the following:

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:

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 districtGL7