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Stowell, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishStowell St. Leonard 
Poor Law unionNorthleach 

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

Church Records

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.

Civil Registration

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:

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:

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 districtGL54
Post TownCheltenham