Clapton-on-the-HilI, a parish in Gloucestershire, on the Cotswolds, 4 miles NE of Northleach, and 2 S of Bourton-on-the-Water station on the G.W.R. Post town, Bourton-on-the-Water (R.S.O.) Acreage, 819; population, 115. The living is a chapelry, annexed with that of Lower Slaughter to the rectory of Bourton-on-the-Water, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Population of the ecclesiastical district, 1492. Patron, Wadham College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St James, consisting of nave, chancel, and bell cot, is an old building in decent repair.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Clapton St. James|
|Poor Law union||Stow-on-the-Wold|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The separate register dates only from the year 1873, the registers of Bourton-on-the-Water and Lower Slaughter having been previously used.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. James (parish church)
The church of St. James is a small, ancient edifice of stone, chiefly in the Early English style, with some debased Perpendicular insertions, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a small turret containing one bell: a vestry was added in 1912: there are sittings for 100 persons.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Clapton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Clapton (St. James))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Clapton 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.