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Coaley, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Coaley or Cowley, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 2 miles NE of Coaley Junction station, and 2 SW of Frocester station on the M.R., and 3 NNE of Dursley, with a post office under Dursley; money order and telegraph office, Cam. Acreage, 2948; population, 654. There is an edge-tool manufactory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £200 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church was rebuilt in 1857. There is a Wesleyan 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 parishCoaley St. Bartholomew 
Poor Law unionDursley 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Coaley 1625-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1581.

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


Church of England

St. Bartholomew (parish church)

The church of St. Bartholomew is an edifice of stone, rebuilt (with the exception of the tower) in 1857, at a cost of £2,000, under the direction of Messrs. Jacques and Son, architects, in the Early English style; it consists of chancel, nave of five bays, north aisle, north porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing a clock and 6 bells: the stained east window is a memorial to the Rev. W. J. Evans, vicar here 1883-1907: there are 300 sittings.


Wesleyan Chapel

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 Coaley from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Coaley 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL11
Post TownDursley