Leckhampton  Gloucestershire


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

LECKHAMPTON, a village and a parish in Cheltenham district, Gloucester. The village stands under the Cotswolds, 2½ miles S of Cheltenham r. station; was once a market town; and has a post office under Cheltenham. -The parish contains also outskirts of Cheltenham, with numerous villas. Acres, 1, 330. ...

Real property, £13, 617; of which £100 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 2, 149; in 1861, 2, 523. Houses, 459. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to the Despencers; passed to the Giffards, the Norwoods, and the Tryes; and, with Leckhampton court, belongs now to the Rev.B. Trye. Leckhampton Hill is a steep and curious member of the Cotswolds; has an altitude of 979 feet; comprising 749 of lias formations, and 230 of inferior oolites; includes, in the latter, a fossiliferous freestone, quarried for building; and commands, at the summit, a most exquisite view. A tramway, for the conveyance of stone, leads from the foot of the hill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £400.* Patron, the Rev.B. Trye. The church is of the 15th century; was repaired and enlarged in 1866, at a cost of £1, 800; comprises nave, S aisle, chancel, and porch, with tower and spire; and contains several fine mural tablets. A church, called St. Philip and St. James, was recently erected near Cheltenham Park; and is a tasteful structure, served by a p. curate, appointed by trustees. There are national schools.

Leckhampton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd April 2024

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