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Ampney St Peter, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Ampney St Peter, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, contiguous to Ampney St Mary, 4 miles E of Cirencester. Area of parish, 618 acres; population, 189. The living is a rectory united with the vicarage of Ampney St Mary, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £140. The church is a small edifice, dating from the early portion of the 12th century, and was enlarged in 1879. There is a Norman north door, and a small rose window in the western tower. Half a mile from the village is Ranbury Camp, the remains of an extensive encampment, either of British or Roman origin.

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. Peter 
HundredCrowthorne and Minety 
Poor Law unionCirencester 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1620.

We have transcribed the marriages at Ampney St. Peter, 1754-1837

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


Church of England

St. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is a small building of stone in the Transition Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, north aisle, south porch, vestry and a low saddleback tower at the west end containing 2 bells: the north aisle, vestry and organ chamber were added in 1879 at a cost of £1,707, from the plans of the late Sir G. G. Scott R.A.: the stained east window was erected by the late Dr. Bulley, President of Magdalen College, Oxford, and Margaret, his wife, as a memorial to her parents, the Rev. Edward Andrew Daubeney, a former incumbent, and to his wife; there is another memorial window to Miss Daubeney, and one given by Mrs. Richards and Mrs. Butler: the fine marble reredos is a memorial to the late Rev. Thomas Daubeney: there are 200 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 Ampney St Peter 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 Peter 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