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Uley, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Uley, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands among the Cotswold Hills, 2½ miles ENE of Dursley, and 4 S of Frocester station on the M.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Dursley. The parish comprises 1512 acres; population of the civil parish, 929; of the ecclesiastical, with Owlpen, 1032. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. Stouts Hill, Angeston, Bencombe, Uley House, Uley Lodge, Rockstowes House, and the Rectory are chief residences. Uley Bury was a Roman camp, and has yielded many Roman coins. West Hill is crowned by a Roman tumulus. Woollen cloth manufacture was at one time largely carried on. The living is a rectory, with the chapelry of Owlpen annexed, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £165 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was rebuilt in 1858. There are Baptist and Congregational chapels.

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 parishUley St. Giles 
Poor Law unionDursley 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Uley 1668-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The register dates from the year 1668.

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


Church of England

St. Giles (parish church)

The church of St. Giles, which was rebuilt in 1858, is an edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south porch and an embattled tower on the north side, with a single pinnacle, and containing a clock and one bell: there are five stained windows and a reredos of stone and marble, erected in 1878: the church contains seats for 400 persons.


Union Chapel

The Baptist and Congregational Union chapel, founded in 1735, has 350 sittings.

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 Uley from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Uley 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 districtGL11
Post TownDursley