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Arlingham, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Arlingham, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, on the left side of the Severn, within a fold of that river, nearly opposite Newnham station on the South Wales branch of the G.W.R., and 8 miles WNW of Stonehouse. The parish has a post office under Stonehouse; money order and telegraph office, Saul. Acreage, 2459, with 737 of water; population of the civil parish, 566; of the ecclesiastical, 503. Much of the land is marshy. Some spots command a fine view of the Severn and its screens. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £150. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1868, and there is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishArlingham St. Mary the Virgin 
Poor Law unionWheatenhurst 

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

Church Records

The parish register of baptisms dates from the year 1539; burials, 1540; marriages, 1566.

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 building of stone in the Early English, Decorated and Early Perpendicular styles, consisting or chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 6 bells: the east window is stained and there are 6 other stained windows, one of which is a memorial to John Sayer esq. and two dating back to the 13th century: the church was restored in 1868 at & cost of £300, and has 300 sittings.


Methodist Chapel

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 Arlingham from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Arlingham 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 districtGL2
Post TownGloucester