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Maisey Hampton, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Maisey Hampton or Meysey Hampton, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, near the boundary with Wiltshire, 2½ miles W by S of Fairford, and 6½ ESE of Cirencester. There is a post office under Fairford; money order and telegraph office, Fairford. Acreage, 1920; population, 324— The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £300 with residence. The church is Norman and Early English, is a cruciform structure with a low central tower, and was restored in 1872. 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 parishMaisey Hampton St. Mary 
HundredCrowthorne and Minety 
Poor Law unionCirencester 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1570.

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 an ancient cruciform edifice of stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, transepts, south porch and a central embattled western tower, restored in 1901, and containing 6 bells: the interior of the church was completely restored in 1872, and the north transept rebuilt in 1874: the chancel retains a piscina and sedilia, and there is a hagioscope: a carved lectern, dated 1623, with book chain, is still in use: there are sittings for 200 persons.


Baptist Chapel

The Baptist chapel was founded in 1639, and has a burial-ground attached.

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 Maisey Hampton from the following:

Land and Property

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

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.