Corse, a parish in Gloucestershire, on an affluent of the river Severn, 4¼ miles E by N of Newent, and 6 NNW of Gloucester. It has a post and money order office, of the name of Corse Lawn, under Tewkesbury; telegraph office, Hasfield. Acreage, 2190; population, 419. At Snigsend in this parish are a number of cottages built by the Chartist Association. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £224 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient, and there is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Corse St. Margaret|
|Poor Law union||Newent|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1661.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Margaret (parish church)
The church of St. Margaret, situated at the southern extremity of the parish, is an edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style of the 14th century, and consists of chancel, nave, north porch and a western tower, with octagonal spire, containing 6 bells: in the church are two monuments to the Gregg family, one of which was removed here from Gloucester at the time of the demolition of St. Bartholomew's Hospital: there are 150 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Corse from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Corse (St. Margaret))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Corse 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.