"ELMSTONE-HARDWICKE, a parish partly in the hundred of Westminster, and partly in the lower division of the hundred of Deerhurst, county Gloucester, 5 miles S. of Tewkesbury. Cheltenham is its post town and railway station, from which it is distant about 4 miles to the N.W. The parish, which is situated on the high road to Worcester, contains the hamlets of Uckington and Hardwicke. The tithes have been commuted in two separate portions for each of these hamlets. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £233, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church is dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. It has a battlemented tower, and the exterior of the edifice is adorned with some curious figures in bas-relief. There are some small charities. The Dean and Chapter of Westminster are the lords of the manor. Springs similar to those at Cheltenham are met with in this parish."
"UCKINGTON, a hamlet in the parish of Elmstone Hardwicke, lower division of Deerhurst hundred, county Gloucester, 2½ miles N.W. of Cheltenham, its post town."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
- Original source material relating to Elmstone Hardwicke, and other parishes in Diocese of Gloucester may be found at the Gloucestershire Archives.
- The transcription of the section for Elmstone Hardwicke from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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- Uckington is a Civil Parish containing the hamlet and church of Elmstone. See also Elmstone Hardwicke which (paradoxically) contains just Hardwicke.
(Ref: Guide to the Parish Records of the City of Bristol and the County of Gloucester; I. Gray & E. Ralph, 1963)
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