Moreton in Marsh  Gloucestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Moreton in Marsh like this:

MORETON-IN-THE-MARSH, a small town and a parish in the district of Shipston-on-Stour and county of Gloucester. The town stands on the Fosse way and on the West Midland railway, near the meeting-point of the counties of Gloucester, Oxford, Warwick, and Worcester, 7 miles SW by S of Shipston-on-Stour; consists chiefly of one street; has, within the last few years, been considerably improved; publishes a weekly newspaper; and has a head post office,‡ a railway station with telegraph, two banking offices, two chief inns, a police station, a public reading room, a church, an Independent chapel, and national and British schools. ...

The church is ancient; was restored in 1861, at a cost of £2,000; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and lofty spire. The Independent chapel is a handsome edifice. A weekly market is held on Tuesday; cattle fairs are held on the second Tuesday of every month; cheese fairs are held on the second Tuesday of April, Aug., and Oct.; and there are two linen manufactories. The parish comprises 900 acres. Real property, £5,090; of which £80 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851,1,512; in 1861,1,420. Houses, 302. The manor was given; at the Norman conquest, to Westminster abbey. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Bourton-on-the-Hill, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol.

Moreton in Marsh through time

Moreton in Marsh is now part of Cotswold district. Click here for graphs and data of how Cotswold has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Moreton in Marsh itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Moreton in Marsh, in Cotswold and Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 13th June 2024

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