Place:Kempley, Gloucestershire, England

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NameKempley
Alt namesChenepeleisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
TypeVillage
Coordinates51.967°N 2.467°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoBotloe (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish is located
Newent Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Forest of Dean (district), Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been a part since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Kempley is a village which, since 1974, has been located in the Forest of Dean District of Gloucestershire, England. From 1894 until 1974 it was in [[Place:Newent Rural, Gloucestershire, England|Newent Rural District. The parish is close to the border with Herefordshire. It lies 12 miles northwest of Gloucester and is 5 and 8 miles respectively from the market towns of Newent and Ledbury.

The small village (230 residents) has two notable churches, one dedicated to St Mary and another to St Edward the Confessor. These two churches are described in detail in Wikipedia.

Registration Districts

Newent (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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