Siddington, a parish, with a village, in Gloucestershire, on the river Chum and the Thames and Severn Canal, 1½ mile SSE of Cirencester. It has a post office under Cirencester; money order, Watermoor; telegraph office, Cirencester. Acreage, 2137; population, 571. The manor belongs to Earl Bathurst. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, restored in 187&, is Norman and Early English with Decorated and Perpendicular additions. The Langley chapel on the N side was erected in 1470, and contains memorials of the Langley family.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Siddington St. Mary and St. Peter|
|Hundred||Crowthorne and Minety|
|Poor Law union||Cirencester|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1670.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Peter (parish church)
The church of St. Peter is a building of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, with Decorated and Perpendicular insertions, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, north aisle, porch and a south-west tower, with spire, containing 6 bells: there is a marble monument to the Hon. Benjamin Bathurst M.P., F.R.S. of Lydney, d. Nov. 5, 1767: the chancel contains two stained windows, a piscina, sedilia and an aumbry; the south doorway and chancel arch are fine examples of Norman work: the church was thoroughly restored in 1875, and reopened 12th August in that year, and has 400 sittings.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Siddington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Siddington (St. Mary and St. Peter))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Siddington 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.