Place:Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England

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NameSlimbridge
Alt namesHeslinbrugesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 114
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.733°N 2.383°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoBerkeley (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Dursley Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Stroud (district), Gloucestershire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Slimbridge is a village and civil parish near Dursley in Gloucestershire, England. It is best known as the home of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust's Slimbridge Reserve which was started by Sir Peter Scott. The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal runs through the village.

The village church of St John the Evangelist dates from the early 13th century and is a grade I listed building.

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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
  • Ancestry.co.uk has recently added Gloucestershire Burials, 1813-1988; Confirmations, 1834-1913; Baptisms, 1813-1913; Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1813; and Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938. (entry dated 1 Aug 2015)


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