Farmington, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, near the Fosse Way, 1½ mile NE of Northleach, and 4½ miles-SW by S of Bourton-on-the-Water station on the G.W.R., with a post office under Northleach; money order and telegraph office, Northleach. Acreage, 2261; population, 243. Farmington Lodge is the seat of the lord of the manor. The-living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £112. The church is partly Norman, partly Early English, and partly of later dates. It was repaired in 1850, and restored, reroofed, and a new vestry built in 1890-91.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Farmington St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Northleach|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1613.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Peter (parish church)
The church of St. Peter is an ancient building of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 3 bells; the communion plate was presented by Richard, Earl of Scarbrough, in 1718: the interior was repaired about 1850: the church was completely restored in 1890-91, at a cost of £900, and affords sittings for 200 persons.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Farmington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Farmington (St. Peter))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Farmington 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.