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Blakeney, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Blakeney, an ecclesiastical parish in Awre civil parish, Gloucestershire, on the W side of the Severn, 1½ mile W of Awre station on the G.W.R., and 3½ miles S by W of Newnham. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Newnham, and fairs on 12 May and 12 Nov. It includes the tithings of Bledisloe, Etloe, and Hagloe. Population, 909. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £213. Patrons, the Haberdashers' Company. The church is modern. There are Congregational and Baptist chapels.

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 
Civil parishAwre 
Poor Law unionWestbury 

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

Church Records

The separate register dates only from the year 1813; all earlier entries are in the registers of Awre parish.

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


Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is a plain modern building of stone, consisting of small apsidal chancel, nave, south porch and a small western tower containing a clock and one bell: new windows were inserted in 1890, and also two memorial windows to Mr. and Mrs. Wait and Charles and Mary Pringle: in 1907 the church was completely restored at a total cost of £1,300, a small chancel being built, the nave raised, new seating provided and an old gallery removed; a new organ was also provided and a brass lectern presented by Edward Bennett esq.: there are 300 sittings.


Baptist Chapel

The Baptist chapel, built in 1818, will seat 320 persons.


Congregational Chapel

The Congregational chapel, erected in 1823, seating 350 persons.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Blakeney from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Blakeney 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:

Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictForest of Dean
RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL15