Place:Wick and Abson, Gloucestershire, England

NameWick and Abson
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates51.4528°N 2.4236°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inAvon, England     (1974 - 1996)
Gloucestershire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoPucklechurch (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Wick and Abson is a civil parish now in the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire in the ceremonial county of Gloucestershire, England. It contains two settlements: Wick and Abson, both redirected here.


Wick is situated on the A420 between Bristol and Chippenham, south of the Cotswolds. The River Boyd flows through the old village, with its watermeadows facing St. Bartholomew's Church. Blue Lodge was once the home of Black Beauty author Anna Sewell and Tracy Park on the Bath Road was thought to be the inspiration for Black Beauty's birthplace, Birtwick Park.


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

"ABSON, Abston, or Abbotston, a village and a parish in Chipping-Sodbury district, Gloucester. The village stands on a small tributary of the Avon, 3 miles SE of Mangotsfield [railway] station, and 7 E by N of Bristol. The parish contains also the villages of Bridgegate and Holbrook; and is sometimes called Abson-cum-Wick, and sometimes Wick and Abson. Post Town, Wick under Bath. Acres: 2,315. Real property: £5,541. Population: 833. Houses: 185. The manor belonged anciently to Glastonbury Abbey, and belongs now to Messrs. Batterbury and Tolman. There are romantic rocky heights, a Roman camp, two Druidical stones, lead and tin ores, and two iron-rolling mills. The living is a [perpetual] curacy, annexed to Pucklechurch, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. There are a church for Abson, of early English date; a church for Wick, built in 1850; Independent and Wesleyan chapels; and a national school.

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