Place:Harnhill, Gloucestershire, England

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NameHarnhill
Alt namesHarehillesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.7°N 1.9°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoCrownthorne and Minety (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Cirencester Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1935
Driffield, Gloucestershire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1935
Cotswold (district), Gloucestershire, Englandmunicipal district covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"HARNHILL, a parish in Cirencester [registration] district, Gloucester; near the Thames and Severn canal, 3½ miles ESE of Cirencester [railway] station. It has a post-office under Cirencester. Acres: 689. Real property: £1,343. Population: 88. Houses: 17. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £155. Patron: G. Bengough, Esq. The church is early English.

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Harnhill was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Driffield in 1935.

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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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