West Littleton, Gloucestershire
Littleton, West, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, among the Cotswolds, adjacent to Wiltshire, 2 miles NW of Marshfield. Post town, Marshfield, under Chippenham. Acreage, 1013; population, 100. The manor belongs to the Duke of Beaufort. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Tormarton, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is ancient, was repaired and enlarged in 1855, and has a curious bell-turret, or small tower, surmounted by a spire.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Chipping-Sodbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Tormarton with West Littleton 1600-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.
The early register is incorporated with that of Tormarton, which dates from the year 1679; the separate register, for marriages only, dates from 1813.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. James (parish church)
The church of St. James, rebuilt in 1855, is a small edifice of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel and nave, south porch and a pyramidal bell cote at the junction of the nave and chancel, transferred from the old building and containing one bell: there are 150 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for West Littleton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Littleton, West)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of West Littleton 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.