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Archives and Libraries

  • Original source material relating to Northleach, 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 Northleach 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.

Correctional Institutions

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Northleach 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 SP110140 (Lat/Lon: 51.824471, -1.841812), Northleach which are provided by:


  • "Hugh Westwood, Esq., founded a free grammar school in the first year of the reign of Elizabeth, and endowed it with the impropriate tithes of Chedworth, and a messuage and tenement, now producing about £600 per annum, vested by an act of incorporation, passed in the fourth of James I (Ed: 1606/7), in the patronage of the Provost and Scholars of Queen's College, Oxford, who appoint a master, and pay him two-thirds of the annual income, and an usher the remainder. The scholars on the foundation are usually very few; but they are entitled to share with the schools of Gloucester, Cheltenham, and Chipping-Campden, in the exhibitions at Pembroke College, Oxford, instituted by George Townsend, Esq., who also gave property producing £10 per annum for the instruction of twelve poor boys, a similar sum for eighteen poor girls, and an annual sum for apprenticing a poor boy: they are taught in a National school, the Society having aided its erection by a grant of £80."

    (From Lewis's Topographical Dictionary, 1835, very kindly supplied by David Hawgood)