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Upleadon, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Upleadon, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 3 miles E by N of Newent. Post town, Newent, under Gloucester. Acreage, 1230; population, 206. Considerable iron forges were formerly here, and were converted into a flour-mill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £214 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church has a Norman arch, and was restored in 1879. There is a mission church (erected in 1888) and a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishUpleadon St. Mary 
Poor Law unionNewent 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1538.

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


Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is a small edifice of stone, in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a lofty half-timbered western tower, containing 2 bells: on the north side is an elegant Norman doorway: the church was restored in 1879 under the direction of the late Mr. Ewan Christian, architect, at a cost of upwards of £588; and a vestry was added in 1884: there are sittings for 137 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 Upleadon from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Upleadon 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.

DistrictForest of Dean
RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL18