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Boxwell with Leighterton, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Boxwell-with-Leighterton, a parish in Gloucestershire, on the Cotswolds, 4½ miles ESE of Wotton-under-Edge, and 6½ E of Charfield station on the M.R. Post town, Wotton-under-Edge; money order and telegraph office, Didmarton. Acreage, 2313; population, 266. Boxwell Court formerly belonged to the Abbots of Gloucester, and has been for generations the property of the Huntley family. It was built in the 15th century, and restored in 1796. There is a wood of box-trees about 40 acres in extent. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £234 with residence. The church is Early English, with an extinguisher bell-turret, and has a curious Early English font. About 1½ mile SE of Boxwell is the hamlet of Leighterton, whose church is ancient, and was restored in 1877; it contains an ancient font. There is also a Congregational 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 parishBoxwell St. Andrew 
HundredGrumbalds Ash 
Poor Law unionTetbury 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Boxwell and Leighterton 1572-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The parish register, including Leighterton, dates from the year 1548 for baptisms and burials; marriages, 1590.

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


Church of England

St. Andrew

The church of St. Andrew, formerly dedicated to St. James, is a building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, organ chamber, south porch and a tower with small wooden spire, containing a clock and 10 bells: there is an ancient and curious font: the chapel was restored and a spire added to the tower in 1877, at a cost of £1,530, and is now licensed for marriages.

St. Mary the Virgin (parish church)

The church of St. Mary the Virgin is an ancient building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, north aisle, south porch and a quaint bell turret, containing 1 bell: there is a curious old Early English font: there are 80 sittings.


Baptist Chapel

The Baptist chapel, erected in 1828, has 80 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 Boxwell with Leighterton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Boxwell with Leighterton 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.