Place:Haresfield, Gloucestershire, England

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NameHaresfield
Alt namesHersefelsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
Hersefeldsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.79°N 2.271°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoWhitstone (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Haresfield from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HARESFIELD, a parish and a sub-district in Wheatenhurst district, Gloucester. The parish lies on the Bristol and Gloucester railway, and on the Berkeley canal, 3 miles N of Stonehouse, and 4½ NW of Stroud; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Stonehouse. Acres: 2,155; of which 175 are water. Real property: £8,208; of which £2,501 are in the railway, and £300 in the canal. Population: 612. Houses: 134. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Haresfield Court, belongs to John D. T. Niblett, Esq. An ancient camp is at Broad Ridge. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £260. Patron: John D. T. Niblett, Esq. The church is ancient; is supposed to have been built by the prior of Llanthony abbey; comprises nave, two chancels, and a porch, with tower and spire; and was recently repaired. Charities, £15."
"The [registration] sub-district contains eight parishes. Acres: 13,157. Population: 3,314. Houses: 707."

Haresfield today is a largely residential village. (Source: Wikipedia)

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