Place:Harescombe, Gloucestershire, England

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NameHarescombe
Alt namesHarescombsource: Family History Library Catalog
Hersecomesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.791°N 2.233°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoDudstone and Kings Barton (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Harescombe is a small village in Gloucestershire, England, situated 5 miles (8 km) south of the City of Gloucester. The Church of St. John the Baptist in Harescombe was constructed in the 13th century. Several of the memorial inscriptions on markers in the adjacent graveyard date from the 17th century, with the oldest being for Thomas Roberts, Gent., dated Jan 20, 1632. (Source: Blacker, Rev. Beaver H (1881). Gloucestershire Notes and Queries. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, and Co, Ltd)

Registration Districts

Wheatenhurst (1837 - 1937)
Gloucester Rural (1937 - 1974)
Gloucester (post-1974) (1974 - 2006)
Gloucestershire (2006 - )

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • 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. Do 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
  • Unfortunately, A History of the County of Gloucester in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online does not cover this part of the county
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