Introduction

Maisemore is a village in Gloucestershire situated two miles north-west of Gloucester across the River Severn flood plain.

Wikipedia relates:

The name of the village appears to be of Welsh origin, meaning "great field" (Welsh: maes mawr). The northern part of Alney Island, which is within the parish of Maisemore, is known as Maisemore Ham, combining Welsh and Old English words for field or meadow (ham, meaning "meadow").

The village was originally around the church. Probably in the 14th century, the present linear village was replanned further south, leaving the church separated from its settlement.

Maisemore Local History Society was formed in 1998 following a very successful "History of Maisemore" exhibition.

The Society aims to study the Local History of the Parish and also puts on a series of talks about relevant Gloucestershire subjects.

Its main initial project was the recording of the gravestone inscriptions in St Giles's churchyard, a task which has taken a considerable degree of effort - please refer to the The Churchyard Survey page for more details.

The current project being undertaken is the restoration of the three mileposts within Maisemore Parish - see the article by Derrick Hall via the button on the left.

The programme for the Summer Visits in 2017 is available via the button on the left together with the details of the Winter Lecture series for 2017-2018.

To contact the society email local.history@maisemore.org.uk

You may also be interested in the Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology - check out their website at http://gsia.org.uk/






Maisemore
An aerial view from 2005