Bibury, Gloucestershire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bibury and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Family Tree

I have found that two or three generations of the 'Hart' family were born in and around Eastleach, including Coln St Aldwins and Northleach. My curiosity led me to Arlington Mill - it seemed a likely place for work. One address was the village Manor, so I presume they had a tied cottage. What a lovely area to live and work in those ...Read full memory

Apprenticed At Arlington Mill

My great-great-great-grandfather John Luker (1793-1853) was appenticed in 1805, for a period of 9 3/4 years, to Thomas Poole, miller at Arlington by Bibury. He became the first of four generations of millers in Painswick, Stroud and Gloucester. I first visited the mill in the 1950s with my father, when it was ...Read full memory

A memory of Bibury by Don Luker


My great, great grandfather, Frededrick Smith, died at Bibury Mill on 10 December 1906. He was living with his daughter and son-in-law, Thomas Turner, at the time. I visited the Museum almost 20 years ago and seem to remember Frederick Smith written on a wall behind a glass case!!

A memory of Bibury by Pamela Chapman