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Archives and Libraries

  • Original source material relating to Amberley, and other parishes in Diocese of Gloucester may be found at the Gloucestershire Archives.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Amberley area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Amberley which are provided by:


  • "AMBERLEY, a hamlet in the parish of Minchinhampton, in the hundred of Longtree, in the county of Gloucester, not far from Minchinhampton. It comprises the hamlets of Littleworth, Theescombe, and St. Cloe, which were granted to the parish in the reign of Henry VIII. The living is a rectory consolidated with Minchinhampton. An object of great interest in this hamlet, is the great dyke called Woeful Dane Bottom. It is 8 feet in height, and extends in length 3 miles."
    [Description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Historical Geography

  • "Ecclesiastical parish formed 1840 from Minchinhampton, Nailsworth and Rodborough."
    (Ref: Guide to the Parish Records of the City of Bristol and the County of Gloucester; I. Gray & E. Ralph, 1963)

You can see the administrative areas in which Amberley has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO850010 (Lat/Lon: 51.707488, -2.218500), Amberley which are provided by: