Ozleworth, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, among the Cotswolds, 2½ miles E of Wotton-under-Edge, and 5 ENE of Charfield station on the M.R. Post town, Wotton-under-Edge. Acreage of parish, 1148; population, 121. The manor, with Newark Park, belongs to the Clutterbuck family. The mansion of Newark Park belonged once to a monastery; was restored in the time of Edward VI. with stones from Kingswood Abbey, and stands on an eminence-commanding extensive views. Ozleworth Park, the seat of the Rolt family, is a modern mansion situated on an eminence in a well-wooded park. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £121 with residence. The church is Norman; is bisected by a beautiful Norman arch, and consists of nave and chancel, with central sexagonal tower. It was restored in 1874.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ozleworth St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Tetbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Ozleworth 1698-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.
The register dates from the year 1698.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Nicholas (parish church)
The church of St. Nicholas is an ancient building of stone, in the Early Norman style, consisting of chancel and nave, south porch, and a hexagonal tower rising between the nave and chancel and containing one bell: one of the arches supporting the tower exhibits a variety of enriched Early English work: the rood stairs remain: the church was restored in 1874 at a cost of £850, when a very handsome reredos was erected, together with several stained windows: there are 60 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ozleworth from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Ozleworth, or Woosleworth (St. Nicholas))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Ozleworth 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.