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Up Hatherley, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Hatherley Up, a parish in Gloucestershire, adjoining Cheltenham. Post town, Cheltenham. Acreage, 538; population, 99. The living is a vicarage; gross value,, £30. The church was built in 1887 and decorated with frescoes in 1893.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The register of SS. Philip and James dates from the year 1886.

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


Church of England

dedication unknown

The ancient church was destroyed about 1640 and the inhabitants for many years attended Shurdington.

SS. Philip and James (parish church)

The church of SS. Philip and James, erected in 1885-6, at a cost of £2,000, entirely defrayed by the Rev. W. H. Gretton M.A. and Mrs. Gretton, is a building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and a bell turret on the south-west containing one bell: the east windows, consisting of simple lancet lights, together with the west window and four on the south and two on the north side, are stained, and one of these commemorates the 60 years' reign of Queen Victoria: what is supposed by some to be the ancient font has been preserved and is in use: in 1894 the chancel was decorated with mural paintings by J. Edie Reid esq. and in 1900 an organ was erected, at a cost of £200: there are 133 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 Up Hatherley from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Up Hatherley 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 districtGL51
Post TownCheltenham