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Mickleton, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Mickleton, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands 2 miles W of the boundary with Warwickshire, 3 miles N of Chipping Campden, 3 E of Honeybourne, and 3 S of Long Marston station on the G.W.R., and 7 WNW of Shipston-on-Stour, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Moreton-in-Marsh. The parish contains also the hamlets of Clopton and Hidcote Bartrim. Acreage, 2600; population of the civil parish, 600; of the ecclesiastical, 720. The manor belongs to the Graves family. Kiftsgate Court was erected in 1879. The old manor house is still occupied. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £158 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is partly Early English, partly Decorated, and partly Pointed; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and spire, and contains monuments to the Fisher and the Graves families. It was restored in 1870. In the churchyard is a crucifix of the 12th century. Graves, the author of the " Spiritual Quixote," and Keck, a lord commissioner of the Great Seal in 1688, were natives.

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 parishMickleton St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionShipston-upon-Stour 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1539, but its earlier portion is stated to belong properly to the parish of Aston-sub-Edge, the words "Aston Register" appearing on the outer cover, but has been partly concealed by the indorsement, "Mickleton Register," written above it; the transfer is believed to have taken place when for a long period the two parishes were served by one clergyman.

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 a building of stone in the Norman and later styles, consisting of large chancel, nave of three bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower, with octagonal spire 90 feet high, and containing a clock and 8 bells, the last two, completing the octave, being given by Jonathan Slater esq. in 1892: the reredos was presented by Stephen Jarrett esq. in 1882: the east window is stained, and on the south side of the chancel is a memorial window, erected in 1882 by the late Mrs. Maxwell Hamilton, to her sister, Elizabeth Ann, eldest daughter and co-heir of the late John Graves esq, and wife of the late Sir John Maxwell Steele-Graves bart.; she died in 1877: in the chancel is a memorial window to Mrs. Maxwell Hamilton, and another of ancient stained glass, displaying the arms of the Fisher family, former lords of the manor, and one to Capt. Freeman, of Hidcote: there are several monuments to the Fisher and Graves families: the church was thoroughly restored in 1870, at a cost of £2,000, under the direction of Mr Preedy, architect, and again since 1873 at a cost of £500, and affords 490 sittings. In the churchyard is a very interesting crucifix of the 12th century, placed there by the late vicar.


Wesleyan Chapel

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Mickleton from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL55
Post TownChipping Campden