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West Littleton, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

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.

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 
Civil parishTormarton 
Poor Law unionChipping-Sodbury 

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

Church Records

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.

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 West Littleton from the following:

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:

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.

CountySouth Gloucestershire
RegionSouth West
Postal districtSN14
Post TownChippenham