Place:Southam and Brockhampton, Gloucestershire, England

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NameSoutham and Brockhampton
TypeCivil parish
Located inGloucestershire, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoCleeve (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Winchcombe Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1935
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"SOUTHAM, a hamlet, conjoint with Brockhampton, in Bishops-Cleeve parish, Gloucester; 2½ miles NNE of Cheltenham. Real property: £3,568. Population: 248. Houses: 55. [Southam] House is the seat of the Earl of Ellenborough."

The hamlets of Southam and Brockhampton constituted a single civil parish from 1866 until 1935, although this status was not recognized till some years later. From 1894 untl 1935 it was part of Winchcombe Rural District. In 1935 the parish was renamed Southam and 20 per cent of its area was transferred to Swindon Village.

Individual references to the villages/hamlets of Southam and Brockhampton have been re-directed here.

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Bishop's Cleeve from A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 8/Tewkesbury hundred makes several mentions of Southam and Brockhampton. A History of the County of Gloucester is part of the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online
  • 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. 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