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East Leach Martin, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

East-Leach-Martin or Burthorpe, a parish in Gloucestershire, on the river Leach, near Icknield Street, adjacent to the boundary with Oxfordshire, 4 miles N by E of Lechlade, which is the post town. Acreage, 1877; population, 139. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of East-Leach-Turville, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; joint gross value, £282. The church of St Andrew (13th century) has a fine south doorway.

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 parishEast-Leach-Martin St. Mary 
Poor Law unionNorthleach 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1538.

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


Church of England

SS. Michael and Martin (parish church)

The church of SS. Michael and Martin is a building of stone, erected about the latter part of the 13th century, and consists of chancel, nave, transept, south porch and a western tower containing 4 bells: the church was thoroughly restored in 1880 and 1886, at a cost of £700, and now affords sittings for 180 persons.

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 East Leach Martin from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of East Leach Martin 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.