Up Hatherley, Gloucestershire
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.
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
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Hatherley, Up)
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:
- 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.