Place:Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire, England

NameStoke Gifford
Alt namesEstochsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 115
Stochesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 115
Stoke-Giffordsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.515°N 2.5452°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inAvon, England     (1974 - 1996)
Gloucestershire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHenbury (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, Englandunitary authority of which it has been part since 1996
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Stoke Gifford is now a large dormitory village, and parish in South Gloucestershire in Gloucestershire, England, in the northern suburbs of Bristol. As of the 2001 UK Census it has around 11,000 residents. The parish includes neighbouring Little Stoke, Harry Stoke and Stoke Park. The parish borders Filton, to the south-west, Patchway to the north west, Bradley Stoke to the north and Winterbourne and Hambrook to the east. To the south Stoke Gifford is serviced by the Bristol Ring Road, south of this a large green area known as the 'Green Lung' stretches to the inner city area of St Werburgh's.

A 19th century description

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

"STOKE-GIFFORD, a parish, with a village, in Clifton district, Gloucester; 1½ mile NE of Filton [railway] station, and 5 NNE of Bristol. Post town, Bristol. Acres: 2,065. Real property: £3,592. Population: 445. Houses: 96. The manor belongs to the Duke of Beaufort. A Roman settlement was Cold Harbour. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £60. Patron: the Duke of Beaufort. The church is good. Charities, £37."

Research Tips

  • Original source material relating to Stoke Gifford, and other parishes in Diocese of Bristol may be found at the Bristol Record Office.
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