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Siddington, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishSiddington St. Mary and St. Peter 
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 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:

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:

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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL7