Stanley Pontlarge, Gloucestershire
Stanley Pontlarge, a parish in Gloucestershire, 2½ miles NW of Winchcomb, and 4 S by E of Beckford station on the M.R. Post town, Winchcomb (R.S.O.) Acreage, 684; population, 91. The manor belongs to the Earl of Wemyss. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to Winchcombe. The church is Early Norman with later insertions.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Winchcomb|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register, included in Toddington, dates from the year 1666.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
dedication unknown (parish church)
The church (dedication unknown) is a small but ancient building of stone in the Norman and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, south aisle, north porch and a bell cote on the east gable of the nave containing 2 bells: it has a fine Norman doorway on the north side, and a chancel arch and some windows of the same period, all being ornamented with zigzag work: there are 50 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Stanley Pontlarge from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Stanley-Pontlarge)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Stanley Pontlarge 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.