Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire
Slaughter, Lower, a parish, with a village, in Gloucestershire, 1 mile N by W of Bourton-on-the-Water station on the G.W.R., and 3 miles SW of Stow-on-the-Wold. It has a post and money order office under Moreton-in-the-Marsh (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Bourton-on-the-Water. Acreage, 974; population, 231. There is a parish council consisting-of five members. The manor has belonged to the Whitmore family since 1605. The manor house was erected about 1770. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Bourton-on-the-Water. The church was rebuilt in 1867. There is a Baptist chapel. A public hall was built in 1887.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Stow-on-the-Wold|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Lower Slaughter 1813-1837, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.
The separate register dates only from the year 1814; all entries anterior to this date were made in the registers of Bourton-on-the-Water.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Mary (parish church)
The church of St. Mary is a building of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, north aisle, south porch and a western tower, with spire, containing 6 bells: there are five stained windows: the church was rebuilt in 1867 at the sole expense of the late Charles Shapland Whitmore esq. Q.C.: there are 220 sittings.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Lower Slaughter from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Slaughter, Lower)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Lower Slaughter are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:
- Gloucester Citizen
- Gloucester Journal
- Gloucestershire Chronicle
- Gloucestershire Echo
- Cheltenham Chronicle
- Cheltenham Looker-On
The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.