Broadwell, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, on the Fosse Way, 1½ mile NNE of Stow-on-the-Wold, and 2 miles WNW of Adlestrop station on the G.W.R. There is a post office under Moreton-in-the-Marsh; money order and telegraph office, Stow-on-the-Wold. Acreage of the civil parish, 1817; population 373; of the ecclesiastical, with Adiestrop, 537. Broadwell House is the seat of the Egerton Leigh family. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Adiestrop, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Patron, Lord Leigh. The church is Early English and Perpendicular, and was restored in 1866; it contains an ancient alabaster monument, some brasses, and two stained windows.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Broadwell St. Paul|
|Poor Law union||Stow-on-the-Wold|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Broadwell 1605-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.
The parish register dates from the year 1697.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Paul (parish church)
The church of St. Paul is a building of stone in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 6 bells: the stained east window was presented by Capt. Piers Thursby, in memory of his father: in the south aisle is a memorial window, erected by E. E. Leigh esq. to his parents, and there is a small window also filled with stained glass by Captain Thursby: there is an ancient marble monument on the chancel wall and several ancient and modern tablets: the church was restored in 1866 at a cost of £1,000, and has 250 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Broadwell from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Broadwell (St. Paul))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Broadwell are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:
- Gloucester Citizen
- Gloucester Journal
- Gloucestershire Chronicle
- Gloucestershire Echo
- Cheltenham Chronicle
- Cheltenham Looker-On
The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.