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Stoke Orchard, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Stoke Orchard, a hamlet in Bishops Cleeve parish, Gloucestershire, 1 mile NW of Cleeve station on the M.R., and 3½ miles SE by S of Tewkesbury. Post town, Cheltenham. Acreage, 1378; population, 162. There are a chapel of ease to Bishops Cleeve parish church, and a Congregational chapel.

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 
Civil parishBishop's Cleeve 
HundredBishops Cleeve 
Poor Law unionTewkesbury 

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

Church Records

The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.


Church of England

Chapel of Ease

The chapel of ease here attached to Bishop's Cleeve is an ancient building of stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel and nave with a small turret at the east end, containing one bell: there are sittings for 100 persons.


Congregational Chapel

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stoke Orchard from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Stoke Orchard 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 districtGL52
Post TownCheltenham