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Longhope, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Longhope, a parish in Gloucestershire, near the boundary with Herefordshire, 6 miles N by W of Newnham, and 9 W of Gloucester. It has a station on the Hereford, Ross, and Gloucester branch of the G.W.R., and a post and money order office (R.S.O.); telegraph office at the railway station. Acreage, 3153; population, 972. Yartleton Hill or May Hill is an eminence 973 feet above the level of the sea, commanding an extensive view. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £334. The church, All Saints, is ancient, and was restored in 1870. There is a Baptist 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 parishLonghope All Saints 
Hundredthe Duchy of Lancaster 
Poor Law unionWestbury 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1693, and a terrier of 1656 has been discovered.

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


Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is an ancient cruciform edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, transepts, south porch and an embattled western tower, with finials, containing 5 bells: the stained east window, erected in 1861, is a memorial to the Rev. Vernon George Guise, a former vicar, d. 10 March, 1861, and the south window, inserted in 1911, is to the memory of Thomas Miller and his wife and sister: a new organ was erected in 1893, and was rebuilt and enlarged in 1912 at a cost of £300 defrayed by Miss Constance Miller: the church was restored in 1870, at a cost of £400, and has 350 sittings.


Baptist Chapel

The Baptist chapel, erected in 1846, has 220 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 Longhope from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Longhope 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.

DistrictForest of Dean
RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL17