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Littleton, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Littleton, or Littleton-upon-Severn, a parish in Gloucestershire, on the river Severn, 3 miles W of Thornbury. Post town, Thornbury (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Thornbury. Acreage, 938, with 1095 of adjacent tidal water and foreshore; population, 196. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £100 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1878, and contains a Norman font.

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 
HundredLangley and Swinehead 
Poor Law unionThornbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1704.

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


Church of England

St. Mary de Malmesbury (parish church)

The church of St. Mary-de-Malmesbury, rebuilt in 1878 on the old foundations at a cost of about £1,900, is an edifice of stone in the Early English and later styles, consisting of chancel, nave, north transept, south aisle, south porch and a south-western gabled tower containing 6 bells: the ancient font is Norman: there are 138 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 Littleton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Littleton 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.

CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS40
Post TownBristol