Place:Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire, England

Alt namesBrimesfeldesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 111
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.817°N 2.1°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoRapsgate (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish is located
Cirencester Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
Cotswold (district), Gloucestershire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Brimpsfield is a village in Gloucestershire, England. The village is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Brimesfelde". Brimpsfield Castle was built in the village in the Norman period. The manor of Brimpsfield was granted to Maurice de Berkeley in 1339 by King Edward III.

A 19th century description

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

"BRIMPSFIELD, a parish in Cirencester district, Gloucester; on Ermine-street, 6½ miles S of Cheltenham [railway] station. It includes the hamlets of Birdlip and Candle-Green; and has a post office under Stroud. Acres: 2,611. Real property: £3,239. Population: 1,261. Houses: 276. The property is divided among a few. A castle belonging to the Giffards stood here, and was destroyed by Edward II. A Benedictine priory also was here, a cell to Fontenay Abbey in Normandy; and was given by Henry VI. to Eton college. The living is a rectory, united with Cranham, in the diocese of [Gloucester] and Bristol. Value: £410. Patron: J. Goodrich, Esq. The church is very good. There are a Baptist chapel and a national school."

NOTE:Candle-Green may be Caudle-Green. Both and Birdlip have been redirected here.

Registration Districts

Research Tips

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
  • 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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