Meysey Hampton

Meysey Hampton (also known as Maisey Hampton or Maiseyhampton[2]) is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England, approximately 30 miles (48 km) to the south-east of Gloucester. It lies in the south of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Meysey Hampton
Meysey Hampton is located in Gloucestershire
Meysey Hampton
Meysey Hampton
Location within Gloucestershire
Population566 (2011 census)[1]
Civil parish
  • Meysey Hampton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtGL7
Dialling code01285
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
51°41′52″N 1°49′40″W / 51.6979°N 1.8279°W / 51.6979; -1.8279Coordinates: 51°41′52″N 1°49′40″W / 51.6979°N 1.8279°W / 51.6979; -1.8279



Meysey Hampton was listed as Hantone in the Domesday Book of 1086, derived from the Old English hām-tūn meaning "home farm" or "homestead".[3][4] It was recorded in 1287 as Meseishampton, this alteration showing the influence of a local family called de Meisi.[4] By 1868, it was known as Meysey Hampton, with an alternative spelling of Maisey Hampton.[5]


Meysey Hampton has a seven-member parish council.[6] The village is part of the Hampton Ward of the district of Cotswold and is currently represented by Councillor David Fowles, a member of the Conservative Party.[7][8] Meysey Hampton is part of the constituency of Cotswold, represented at parliament by Conservative MP Geoffrey Clifton-Brown.[9] It is part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament.


Meysey Hampton lies in the southern part of the Cotswolds, a range of hills designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Close to the border with Wiltshire, it is approximately 30 miles (48 km) south-east of Gloucester. Situated on the A417, it is about 6 miles (10 km) east of Cirencester and 2 miles (3.5 km) west of Fairford.[5] Villages nearby include Poulton, Ampney St. Peter, Ampney St. Mary, Down Ampney, Marston Meysey, Totterdown and Honeycombe Leaze.


Meysey Hampton has one primary school; Meysey Hampton Church of England Primary School, a voluntary controlled school for children from the age of 5–11. In 2006, the school had 102 pupils.[10]


St. Mary's church at Meysey Hampton

Meysey Hampton's church is dedicated to St. Mary. Consecrated in 1269, it is thought to have been financed by the Knights Templar.[11][12] The chancel was enlarged in the 14th century.[11]


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  2. ^ University of Portsmouth. "Meysey Hampton AP/CP Gloucestershire Through Time". A Vision of Britain Through Time. Archived from the original on 15 June 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Meysey Hampton". Domesday Book. The National Archives. 1086. Retrieved 9 May 2008.
  4. ^ a b Mills, A. D. (1998). Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford University Press. p. 163. ISBN 0-19-280074-4.
  5. ^ a b "Extract From National Gazetteer, 1868". GENUKI. Retrieved 26 April 2008.
  6. ^ "Welcome to Meysey Hampton". Retrieved 26 April 2008.
  7. ^ "Meysey Hampton Parish Council". Gloucestershire County Council. 3 April 2008. Retrieved 26 April 2008.
  8. ^ "Member's Details — Mr David Fowles". Cotswold District Council. Archived from the original on 15 September 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2008.
  9. ^ "Cotswold — Constituency — Conservative Party". Conservative Party. Archived from the original on 17 October 2006. Retrieved 26 April 2008.
  10. ^ "Meysey Hampton Church of England Primary School". Department for Children, Schools and Families. 2007. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 26 April 2008.
  11. ^ a b Hall, Michael (1993). Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Cotswolds. The Pevensey Press. p. 87. ISBN 0-907115-68-3.
  12. ^ Rosewell, Roger (January 2007). "Loss, Discovery and Rescue: Medieval Glass from Meysey Hampton Church". Vidimus. Retrieved 25 April 2011.