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Little Barrington, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Barrington, Little, a parish in Gloucestershire, 3 miles WNW of Burford, and 7 SW of Shipton station on the G.W.R. Post town, Burford (R.S.O. Oxon). Acreage, 1113; population 135. Barrington Grove, the seat of the lord of the manor, is a handsome mansion surrounded by plantations. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £100 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is very ancient; it has an embattled tower, and contains monuments to the Greyhurst and Greenaway families.

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 parishLittle Barrington St. Peter 
Poor Law unionNorthleach 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1687.

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 Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 3 bells: there are monuments to the Greyhurst family (1730) and that of Greenaway (1815): the church affords 100 sittings.

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 Little Barrington from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Little Barrington 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 districtOX18