Place:Marshfield, Gloucestershire, England

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NameMarshfield
Alt namesMeresfeldesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
TypeCivil parish, Town
Coordinates51.467°N 2.317°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
Also located inAvon, England     (1974 - 1996)
Gloucestershire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoThornbury (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was part located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Marshfield is a small market town in the local government area of South Gloucestershire, England, on the borders of the counties of Wiltshire and Somerset.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Marshfield.


Registration Districts

Chipping Sodbury (1837 - 1937)
Sodbury in Gloucestershire (1937 - 1974)
Bath in Avon (1974 - 1996)
South Gloucestershire (1996 - )

Research Tips

  • Bristol Archives is where paper and microfilm copies of all records for Bristol and its environs are stored.

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). The GENUKI page for the parish will confirm which archive provider has its records.
  • 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
  • MAPS. Most Wikipedia maps for places in the Bristol area have outline maps indicating the location of the suburb under discussion. Another online map that may be useful is this Ordnance Survey map originally made in 1930 and with revisions to 1946.
  • Unfortunately, A History of the County of Gloucester in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online does not cover all of Bristol--and the area that was originally in Gloucestershire is sadly omitted, save for the information on the churches in A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 2
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