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Longborough, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Longborough, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, on the Fosse Way, 3 miles SW of Moreton station on the G.W.R., and 9 SW of Shipston-on-Stour. The village has a post office under Moreton-in-the-Marsh; money order and telegraph office, Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Acreage of the civil parish, 3036; population. 552; of the ecclesiastical, with Sezin-cote, 641. The manor belongs to Lord Leigh. Banks Fee is the chief residence. A Roman settlement was at or near the village. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Sezincote, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; joint gross value, £250. The church is Perpendicular, and was restored in 1884; the chancel was restored in 1893. It contains a tomb of 1635 to William Leigh. There is a Congregational chapel.

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 parishLongborough St. James 
Poor Law unionStow-on-the-Wold 

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

Church Records

The parish register, including Sezincot, dates from the year 1676.

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


Church of England

St. James (parish church)

The church of St. James is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, transepts, south porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 6 bells, re-hung, and one re-cast in 1896, at a cost of about £100: in the south transept is a tomb, with the recumbent figure of a knight wearing a coroneted helmet, and a handsome marble monument to William Leigh, ob. 1635; under a richly carved canopy, supported by four marble pillars, lie the effigies of William Leigh (in armour), his wife and three children: there are also three canopied niches with pedestals for statues and some fragments of ancient stained glass: the porch doorway is Norman: in 1893 the chancel was restored at a cost of about £770: in 1903 a new organ was given by J. T. Dugdale esq. J.P. and the Hon. Mrs. Godman: there are 250 sittings.


Congregational Chapel

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 Longborough from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Longborough 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 districtGL56
Post TownMoreton-In-Marsh