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Longney, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Longney, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands on the river Severn, 1 mile W of the Gloucester and Berkeley Ship Canal, 3 WNW of Haresfield station on the M.R., and 6½ SW by S of Gloucester. It has a post office under Gloucester; money order office, Saul; telegraph office, Hardwick. The parish comprises 1559 acres; population of the civil parish, 344; of the ecclesiastical, 317. The manor and much of the land belong to the trustees of Smith's Charity. The orchards are famous for the Longney Russet Apple. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £140 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is Early English, with a Perpendicular tower, and was restored in 1873. 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 parishLongney St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionWheatenhurst 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1660.

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


Church of England

St. Lawrence (parish church)

The church of St. Lawrence is an ancient building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled tower on the south side containing 8 bells and a clock: the chancel and nave are Early English and the tower Perpendicular: the church was thoroughly restored and partly rebuilt in 1813, at a cost of £1,300, and has 150 sittings.


Congregational Chapel

The Congregational chapel was erected in 1838, and has 200 sittings.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Longney from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Longney 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 districtGL2
Post TownGloucester