Place:Churcham, Gloucestershire, England

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NameChurcham
Alt namesHammesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 112
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.867°N 2.35°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoWestbury (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which it was part located
Dudstone and Kings Barton (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which it was part located
Forest of Dean (district), Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it is now located
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Churcham is a small village and civil parish located since 1974 in the Forest of Dean District of Gloucestershire, England, about 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Gloucester. It had a population of 669 according to the UK census of 2001.

Sir Nicholas Arnold, (1507-1580) a leading statesman of the reign of Elizabeth I, who served as Lord Deputy of Ireland, was born in Churcham and is buried in the parish church.

Registration Districts

Westbury-on-Severn (1837 - 1937)
Forest of Dean (1937 - 2006)
Gloucestershire (2006 - )

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Churcham from A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 6/Bledisloe hundred in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online
  • GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837)
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Respect the copyright on this material.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county
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