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Clapton on the Hill

Archives and Libraries

  • Original source material relating to Clapton on the Hill, 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 Clapton on the Hill 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

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  • "CLAPTON, (or Clapton-on-the-hill), a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Slaughter, in the county of Gloucester, 4 miles from Northleach, its post town, and 2 miles S.E. of Bourton-on-the-Water. The Great Western railway passes near the village, and has a station at Bourton. The living is a curacy annexed to the rectory of Bourton-on-the-Water, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, in the patronage of Wadham College, Oxford. The church is a small but ancient edifice."
    [Description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Historical Geography

  • "(Chapelry annexed to Bourton-on-the-Water)"
    (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 Clapton on the Hill 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 SP160170 (Lat/Lon: 51.851325, -1.769126), Clapton on the Hill which are provided by: