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Blaisdon, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Blaisdon, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 2 miles SE of Longhope station on the G.W.R., and 4 N of Newnham, under which there is a post office; money order office, Westbury-on-Severn; telegraph office, Huntley. Acreage, 950; population of the civil parish, 210; of the ecclesiastical, 203. Blaisdon Hall is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £219 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1869, with the exception of the tower.

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 parishBlaisdon St. Michael 
Poor Law unionWestbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1635.

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


Church of England

St. Michael (parish church)

The church of St. Michael is an edifice of Forest stone, with Bath stone dressings, in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave of three bays, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower (the only remaining portion of the old church) containing 6 bells: the church was rebuilt in 1869 under the direction of Mr. F. R. Kempson, architect, of Hereford, at a cost of £2,000, solely defrayed by the late H. Orawshay esq. of Oaklands Park: the stained, east window is a memorial from Isabella Waters to her parents, Isabella Stubs (died 1904) and Peter Stubs (died 1905), of Blaisdon Hall; in their memory also the tower was repaired, the 5 existing bells recast and a sixth bell added, by their daughter, Mrs. MacIver, in 1912: in the same year the tower clock was added by Colin MacIver esq. J.P.; there is also a window, inserted in 1912, to the memory of the Rev. Edward Douglas Jones, rector 1896-1911: there are sittings for nearly 300 persons.

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 Blaisdon from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Blaisdon 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.

DistrictForest of Dean
RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL17