Stowell, a parish in Gloucestershire, on the river Coin, 2 miles SW of Northleach, and 3 NE of Chedworth station on the Midland and South-Western Junction railway. Post town, Cheltenham; money order and telegraph office, Northleach. Acreage, 851; population, 83. The manor gave the title of Baron to the first Earl of Eldon. Stowell Park, th& seat of the Earl of Eldon, is an ancient mansion, and has been restored. The living is a rectory, annexed to Hampnett. The church is a small ancient edifice consisting of chancel, nave, and S transept.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Stowell St. Leonard|
|Poor Law union||Northleach|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1594.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Leonard (parish church)
The church of St. Leonard is a small building of stone, in the Decorated and Norman styles, originally cruciform, but now consisting only of chancel, nave and south transept; there is one bell: the church was thoroughly restored in 1899 at the cost of the Earl of Eldon, and now affords sittings for 100 persons.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Stowell from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Stowell (St. Leonard))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Stowell 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.