In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Upton St Leonards like this:
UPTON-ST. LEONARD, a parish, with a village, in the district and county of Gloucester; 3 miles SE of Gloucester r. station. It has a post-office under Gloucester. Acres, 2,975. Real property, £7,829. Pop., 1,035. Houses, 216. The property is much subdivided. Bowden Hall, St. Leonard's Court, and Saint Bridge House are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £175.* Patron, the Bishop of G. and B. The church was improved, and the chancel rebuilt, in 1850. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and a fine national school.
Upton St Leonards is now part of Stroud district. Click here for graphs and data of how Stroud has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Upton St Leonards itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Upton St Leonards, in Stroud and Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th March 2017
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