Place:Gloucestershire, England

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NameGloucestershire
Alt namesGlossource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002; Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xvii; Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
GLOSS-ter-shersource: Wikipedia (pronunciation only)
Gloucestersource: Family History Library Catalog
Gloucestersource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Gloucssource: BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
GLSsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Coordinates51.783°N 2.25°W
Located inEngland
Contained Places
Ancient parish
Beckford ( - 1931 )
Bristol St. James and St. Paul Out ( 1837 - 1896 )
Bristol St. John the Baptist ( - 1896 )
Bristol St. Mary le Port
Bristol St. Michael ( - 1896 )
Bristol St. Nicholas ( - 1996 )
Bristol St. Peter ( - 1896 )
Bristol St. Philip and St. Jacob In ( - 1896 )
Bristol St. Stephen ( - 1996 )
Bristol St. Thomas the Martyr ( - 1896 )
Bristol Temple ( - 1896 )
Gloucester Barton St. Mary ( - 1896 )
Gloucester Barton St. Michael ( - 1885 )
Gloucester Holy Trinity ( 1866 - 1896 )
Gloucester St. Aldate ( - 1896 )
Gloucester St. Catherine
Gloucester St. John the Baptist
Gloucester St. Mary de Crypt ( - 1896 )
Gloucester St. Mary de Grace ( - 1896 )
Gloucester St. Mary-de-Lode ( - 1896 )
Gloucester St. Michael
Gloucester St. Nicholas
Gloucester St. Owen
Newington Bagpath
Tredington ( - 1935 )
Area
Brandon Hill
Longlevens
Borough (county)
Bristol ( - 1974 )
Borough (municipal)
Tewkesbury
Chapelry
Adlestrop
Alkington
Alvington
Ashchurch ( - 2008 )
Ashton under Hill ( - 1931 )
Aylburton
Boddington
Breadstone
Cainscross ( 1894 - 1936 )
Chalford ( 1894 - )
Clapton
Cow Honeybourne ( - 1931 )
Elmstone Hardwicke
Ham and Stone
Hardwicke
Hasfield
Hewelsfield
Kingscote
Lancaut ( - 1935 )
Lea ( 1844 - )
Leigh
Little Barrington ( - 1935 )
Long Newnton ( 1930 - )
Lower Lemington
Lower Slaughter
Moreton in Marsh
Newnham on Severn
Owlpen
Oxenton
Quedgeley
Randwick
Rangeworthy ( - 1974 )
Ruardean
St. Briavels
Stroud ( 1304 - )
Tirley
Tredington ( - 1935 )
Windrush
Civil parish
Abenhall ( - 1935 )
Adlestrop
Alderton
Aldsworth
Alkington
Almondsbury ( - 1974 )
Alstone ( 1844 - )
Alveston ( - 1974 )
Alvington
Arlingham
Ashchurch ( - 2008 )
Ashleworth
Ashley ( 1930 - )
Ashton under Hill ( - 1931 )
Aston-Subedge
Awre
Aylburton
Badgeworth
Badminton ( - 1974 )
Barnsley
Barrington ( 1935 - )
Baunton
Beckford ( - 1931 )
Berkeley
Beverston
Bibury
Bickmarsh ( - 1894 )
Bishops Cleeve
Bisley
Bitton ( - 1974 )
Blaisdon
Bledington
Blockley ( 1931 - )
Boddington
Bourton on the Hill
Bourton on the Water
Boxwell with Leighterton
Breadstone
Brimpsfield
Bristol All Saints ( - 1896 )
Bristol Castle Precincts ( - 1896 )
Bristol Christchurch ( - 1896 )
Bristol St. Augustine the Less
Bristol St. George ( - 1974 )
Bristol St. James In ( - 1896 )
Bristol St. James and St. Paul Out ( 1837 - 1896 )
Bristol St. John the Baptist ( - 1896 )
Bristol St. Mary Redcliff
Bristol St. Mary le Port
Bristol St. Michael ( - 1896 )
Bristol St. Nicholas ( - 1996 )
Bristol St. Paul In ( - 1896 )
Bristol St. Peter ( - 1896 )
Bristol St. Philip and St. Jacob In ( - 1896 )
Bristol St. Stephen ( - 1996 )
Bristol St. Thomas the Martyr ( - 1896 )
Bristol Temple ( - 1896 )
Broadwell (near Stow on the Wold)
Brookthorpe with Whaddon
Brookthorpe
Broughton Poggs ( - 1870 )
Bulley ( - 1935 )
Cainscross ( 1894 - 1936 )
Cam
Chaceley ( 1931 - )
Chalford ( 1894 - )
Charlton Abbots ( - 1935 )
Chedworth
Cherington
Churcham
Cinderford
Clapton
Clifford Chambers ( - 1931 )
Clifton ( - 1974 )
Coaley
Coberley
Cold Aston
Colesbourne
Coln Rogers
Coln St. Aldwyns
Coln St. Dennis
Compton Abdale
Conderton ( - 1933 )
Condicote
Corse
Cow Honeybourne ( - 1931 )
Cowley
Cranham
Cromhall
Daglingworth
Deerhurst
Didbrook
Didmarton
Donnington
Dorsington ( - 1931 )
Dowdeswell
Doynton ( - 1974 )
Drybrook ( 1953 - )
Duntisbourne Abbots
Duntisbourne Rouse
Dursley
East Dean ( 1844 - 1953 )
Eastington (near Northleach) ( - 1935 )
Eastington (near Stroud)
Eastleach Martin
Eastleach ( 1935 - )
Edgeworth
Elberton ( - 1974 )
Elkstone
Elmstone Hardwicke
English Bicknor
Evenlode ( 1931 - 1974 )
Eyford ( - 1935 )
Fairford
Farmington
Filton ( - 1974 )
Flaxley
Forthampton
Frampton Cotterell ( - 1974 )
Frampton on Severn
Fretherne with Saul ( 1884 - )
Frocester
Gloucester Barton St. Mary ( - 1896 )
Gloucester Barton St. Michael ( - 1885 )
Gloucester Holy Trinity ( 1866 - 1896 )
Gloucester North Hamlet
Gloucester Pool Meadow ( - 1896 )
Gloucester South Hamlet ( - 1896 )
Gloucester St. Aldate ( - 1896 )
Gloucester St. Catherine
Gloucester St. John the Baptist
Gloucester St. Mary de Crypt ( - 1896 )
Gloucester St. Mary de Grace ( - 1896 )
Gloucester St. Mary-de-Lode ( - 1896 )
Gloucester St. Michael
Gloucester St. Nicholas
Gloucester St. Owen
Great Barrington ( - 1935 )
Great Rissington
Great Washbourne
Great Whitcombe
Ham and Stone
Hamfallow
Hanham Abbots ( 1894 - 1974 )
Hanham ( - 1974 )
Hardwicke
Harescombe
Harnhill ( - 1935 )
Hartpury
Hasfield
Hatherop
Hawkesbury ( - 1974 )
Haywards Field
Hewelsfield
Hidcote Bartrim
Highleadon
Highnam Over and Linton
Highnam ( 1935 - )
Hill
Hillesley and Tresham ( 1991 - )
Hinders Lane and Dockham ( 1869 - 1884 )
Hinton (near Berkeley)
Hinton on the Green ( - 1931 )
Horfield ( - 1974 )
Horton ( - 1974 )
Icomb ( 1844 - )
Ilmington ( - 1894 )
Innsworth ( 1967 - )
Iron Acton ( - 1974 )
Kemble ( 1897 - )
Kemerton ( - 1931 )
Kempsford
Kings Stanley
Kingscote
Kingswood (near Wotton under Edge) ( 1844 - )
Lancaut ( - 1935 )
Lea Bailey ( 1866 - 1890 )
Lea ( 1844 - )
Leckhampton
Leigh
Leonard Stanley
Little Barrington ( - 1935 )
Little Compton ( - 1931 )
Little Rissington
Little Washbourne
Littledean
Littleton upon Severn ( - 1974 )
Long Newnton ( 1930 - )
Longborough
Longford ( 1885 - 1937 )
Longlevens
Longney
Lower Lemington
Lower Slaughter
Lower Swell ( - 1935 )
Lydbrook ( 1953 - )
Lydney
Maisemore
Mangotsfield Rural ( 1927 - 1974 )
Mangotsfield ( - 1974 )
Marshfield
Matson ( - 1935 )
Maugersbury
Minsterworth
Miserden
Mitcheldean
Moreton Valence
Moreton in Marsh
Naunton
Newington Bagpath
Newland
Newnham on Severn
North Bristol ( 1896 - 1898 )
North Cerney
North Nibley
Northleach with Eastington ( 1935 - )
Northleach ( - 1935 )
Norton
Notgrove
Nympsfield
Oddington
Old Sodbury ( - 1974 )
Oldbury-on-Severn ( - 1974 )
Oldland ( - 1974 )
Olveston ( - 1974 )
Overbury ( - 1935 )
Owlpen
Oxenton
Ozleworth
Painswick
Pebworth ( - 1931 )
Pendock ( - 1934 )
Pilning and Severn Beach ( 1996 - )
Pinnock and Hyde
Pitchcombe
Prescott
Pucklechurch ( - 1974 )
Quedgeley
Quenington
Quinton ( - 1931 )
Randwick
Rangeworthy ( - 1974 )
Redmarley d'Abitot ( 1931 - )
Rendcomb
Rockhampton ( - 1974 )
Rodborough
Rodmarton
Ruardean
Ruspidge ( 1953 - )
Saintbury
Salperton ( - 1935 )
Sapperton
Sevenhampton
Shenington ( - 1844 )
Sherborne
Shipton Moyne
Shipton
Shorncote ( 1897 - )
Shurdington
Siddington
Slimbridge
Sodbury ( - 1974 )
Somerford Keynes ( 1897 - )
Southam and Brockhampton ( - 1935 )
Southrop
St. Briavels
Standish
Stanton (near Stanway)
Stanway
Stapleton ( - 1974 )
Staunton (near Coleford)
Staunton ( 1931 - )
Stinchcombe
Stoke Gifford ( - 1974 )
Stoke Orchard
Stonehouse
Stow on the Wold
Stowell ( - 1935 )
Stratton
Stroud ( 1304 - )
Sudeley
Sutton under Brailes ( - 1844 )
Swell ( 1935 - )
Syde
Teddington ( 1931 - )
Tetbury Upton ( 1894 - )
Tetbury
Tewkesbury
Thornbury ( - 1974 )
Thrupp ( 1894 - )
Tidenham
Tirley
Todenham
Tortworth ( - 1974 )
Tredington ( - 1935 )
Tuffley ( - 1900 )
Turkdean
Twigworth
Tytherington ( - 1974 )
Uley
Up Hatherley ( 1887 - )
Upper Slaughter
Upper Swell ( - 1935 )
Upton St. Leonards
Walton Cardiff ( - 2008 )
Wapley-cum-Codrington ( - 1974 )
West Dean
West Littleton ( - 1974 )
Westbury on Severn
Westcote
Westerleigh ( - 1974 )
Weston on Avon ( - 1931 )
Weston-Subedge
Westonbirt with Lasborough
Westonbirt
Whaddon ( - 1935 )
Whitminster
Whittington
Wick and Abson ( - 1974 )
Wickwar ( - 1974 )
Widford ( - 1844 )
Windrush
Winson
Winstone
Winterbourne ( - 1974 )
Woodchester
Woodmancote (near Tewkesbury)
Woolaston
Wotton St. Mary ( - 1896 )
Wotton under Edge
Wyck Rissington
Yate ( - 1974 )
County town
Gloucester
District municipality
Cheltenham District ( 1974 - )
Cotswold District ( 1974 - )
Forest of Dean District ( 1974 - )
Gloucester District ( 1974 - )
South Gloucestershire District ( 1996 - )
Stroud District ( 1974 - )
Tewkesbury District ( 1974 - )
Extra parochial area
Cinderford
Eyford ( - 1935 )
Haywards Field
Hinders Lane and Dockham ( 1869 - 1884 )
Prescott
Former community
Northwick Park
Former district
Dean Forest ( - 1844 )
Hamlet
Admington ( 1931 - )
Ampney St. Peter
Aston-Subedge
Bulley ( - 1935 )
Clopton ( - 1931 )
Conderton ( - 1933 )
Donnington
Gloucester Barton St. Mary ( - 1896 )
Gloucester Barton St. Michael ( - 1885 )
Highleadon
Highnam Over and Linton
Little Washbourne
Littleworth (near Gloucester)
Maugersbury
Mayshill
Preston (near Ledbury)
Redwick and Northwick ( - 1974 )
Roel
Stoke Orchard
Tortworth ( - 1974 )
Tuffley ( - 1900 )
West Littleton ( - 1974 )
Wotton St. Mary ( - 1896 )
Wotton Vill ( - 1951 )
Hundred
Barton Regis Hundred
Berkeley Hundred
Bisley Hundred
Bledisloe Hundred
Botloe Hundred
Bradley Hundred
Brightwells Barrow Hundred
Cheltenham Hundred
Cleeve Hundred
Crownthorne and Minety Hundred
Deerhurst Hundred
Duchy of Lancaster Hundred
Dudstone and Kings Barton Hundred
Grumbalds Ash Hundred
Henbury Hundred
Kiftsgate Hundred
Langley and Swineshead Hundred
Longtree Hundred
Pucklechurch Hundred
Rapsgate Hundred
Slaughter Hundred
St. Briavels Hundred
Tewkesbury Hundred
Thornbury Hundred
Tibaldstone Hundred
Westbury Hundred
Westminster Hundred
Whitstone Hundred
Inhabited place
Abbeymead
Ablington
Acton Turville ( - 1974 )
Alderley
Alveston ( - 1974 )
Ampney Crucis
Aston Somerville ( - 1931 )
Aust
Avening
Aylworth
Bagendon
Bagstone ( - 1974 )
Barnwood
Batsford
Baunton
Bedminster
Blakeney
Brislington
Bristol ( - 1974 )
Brockworth
Bromsberrow
Cambridge
Cassey Compton
Charfield ( - 1974 )
Charingworth
Charlestown
Cheltenham ( 1000 - )
Chesterton
Chew Stoke
Chipping Campden
Chipping Sodbury ( - 1974 )
Churchdown
Cirencester
Cleeve Hill
Coates
Cold Ashton ( - 1974 )
Coleford
Coln St. Dennis
Cowhill
Culkerton
Cutsdean
Daglingworth
Dodington ( - 1974 )
Down Ampney
Down Hatherley
Driffield
Drybrook ( 1953 - )
Dumbleton
Dundry
Duntisbourne Rouse
Dymock
Ebrington
Falfield
Far Oakridge
Farmcote
Fishponds ( - 1974 )
Foxcote
Frampton Cotterell ( - 1974 )
Glastonbury
Gloucester
Gossington
Gotherington
Guiting Power
Hampen
Hanham ( - 1974 )
Harescombe
Haresfield
Hawling
Hempsted
Hidcote Bartrim
Hidcote Boyce
Hilcot
Horsley
Horton ( - 1974 )
Hucclecote
Huntley
Kempley
Kempsford
Ketford
Keynsham
Kingsholm
Knowle
Lasborough
Lechlade
Little Sodbury
Long Newnton
Longborough
Longhope
Maisemore
Meysey Hampton
Mickleton
Middle Duntisbourne
Minchinhampton
Minsterworth
Mitton
Much Dewchurch
Nailsworth
Newent
Norcote
Old Sodbury ( - 1974 )
Oldbury-on-Severn ( - 1974 )
Olveston ( - 1974 )
Oridge Street
Overbury ( - 1935 )
Oxenhall
Patchway ( - 1974 )
Pebworth ( - 1931 )
Pendock ( - 1934 )
Pensford
Poole Keynes ( 1897 - )
Poulton ( 1844 - )
Prestbury
Preston (near Cirencester)
Preston on Stour ( - 1931 )
Pucklechurch ( - 1974 )
Redland ( - 1974 )
Rodmarton
Ruardean Hill
Ruddle
Rudgeway
Ruspidge ( 1953 - )
Ruyton-XI-Towns
Saintbury
Sandhurst
Sezincote
Shepperdine
Shirehampton ( - 1974 )
Shurdington
Siddington
Siston ( - 1974 )
Snowshill
Somerford Keynes ( 1897 - )
South Cerney
Stanley Pontlarge
Staverton
Stoke Bishop
Stoke Gifford ( - 1974 )
Swindon
Taddington
Tarlton
Teddington ( 1931 - )
Temple Guiting
Tibberton
Toddington
Tormarton ( - 1974 )
Twigworth
Twyning
Uckington
Upper Swell ( - 1935 )
Upton St. Leonards
Welford on Avon ( - 1931 )
Westbury on Severn
Westbury on Trym ( - 1904 )
Westerleigh ( - 1974 )
Weston on Avon ( - 1931 )
Weston-Subedge
Whiteshill
Whitfield
Wickwar ( - 1974 )
Willersey
Winchcombe
Winterbourne ( - 1974 )
Withington
Woodchester
Woodmancote (near Tewkesbury)
Woolley
Woolstone
Wormington
Wyegate Green
Yanworth
Parish
Admington ( 1931 - )
Ampney St. Mary
Ampney St. Peter
Bristol St. Barnabas
Bristol St. Philip and St. Jacob Out
Bristol St. Werburgh
Buckland
Central Bristol ( 1896 - 1898 )
Charlton Kings
Childs-Wickham ( - 1931 )
Eastleach Turville ( - 1935 )
Elmore
Hailes
Hampnett
Haselton
Henbury ( - 1974 )
Horsley
Lassington
Long Marston ( - 1931 )
Pauntley
Poole Keynes ( 1897 - )
Preston (near Cirencester)
Preston (near Ledbury)
Prinknash Park
Rudford
Taynton
Upleadon
Westbury on Trym ( - 1904 )
Yanworth
Parish (ancient)
Abenhall ( - 1935 )
Alderton
Aldsworth
Almondsbury ( - 1974 )
Alvington
Arlingham
Ashchurch ( - 2008 )
Ashleworth
Ashley ( 1930 - )
Awre
Barnsley
Berkeley
Beverston
Bibury
Bishops Cleeve
Bisley
Blaisdon
Bledington
Bourton on the Hill
Bourton on the Water
Boxwell with Leighterton
Brimpsfield
Bristol All Saints ( - 1896 )
Bristol Castle Precincts ( - 1896 )
Bristol Cathedral
Bristol Christchurch ( - 1896 )
Bristol St. Augustine the Less
Bristol St. Augustine
Bristol St. James In ( - 1896 )
Bristol St. Mary Redcliff
Bristol St. Paul In ( - 1896 )
Broadwell (near Stow on the Wold)
Brookthorpe with Whaddon
Brookthorpe
Broughton Poggs ( - 1870 )
Cam
Charlton Abbots ( - 1935 )
Chedworth
Cherington
Churcham
Clifford Chambers ( - 1931 )
Clifton ( - 1974 )
Coaley
Coberley
Cold Aston
Colesbourne
Coln Rogers
Coln St. Aldwyns
Compton Abdale
Condicote
Corse
Cowley
Cranham
Cromhall
Deerhurst
Didmarton
Dowdeswell
Duntisbourne Abbots
Dursley
Eastleach Martin
Edgeworth
Elberton ( - 1974 )
Elkstone
Elmstone Hardwicke
English Bicknor
Evenlode ( 1931 - 1974 )
Eyford ( - 1935 )
Fairford
Farmington
Filton ( - 1974 )
Flaxley
Forthampton
Frampton on Severn
Frocester
Great Barrington ( - 1935 )
Great Rissington
Great Washbourne
Hasfield
Hatherop
Hewelsfield
Hill
Hinton on the Green ( - 1931 )
Horfield ( - 1974 )
Icomb ( 1844 - )
Iron Acton ( - 1974 )
Kemble ( 1897 - )
Kemerton ( - 1931 )
Kings Stanley
Kingswood (near Wotton under Edge) ( 1844 - )
Leigh
Leonard Stanley
Little Barrington ( - 1935 )
Little Rissington
Littledean
Littleton upon Severn ( - 1974 )
Longney
Lower Swell ( - 1935 )
Lydney
Mangotsfield ( - 1974 )
Marshfield
Miserden
Mitcheldean
Moreton Valence
Naunton
Newland
Newnham on Severn
North Cerney
North Nibley
Northleach ( - 1935 )
Notgrove
Nympsfield
Oddington
Ozleworth
Painswick
Quenington
Rendcomb
Rockhampton ( - 1974 )
Salperton ( - 1935 )
Sapperton
Sevenhampton
Shenington ( - 1844 )
Sherborne
Shipton Moyne
Shorncote ( 1897 - )
Slimbridge
Southrop
St. Briavels
Standish
Stanway
Stapleton ( - 1974 )
Staunton (near Coleford)
Stinchcombe
Stonehouse
Stow on the Wold
Stowell ( - 1935 )
Sudeley
Sutton under Brailes ( - 1844 )
Syde
Tetbury
Tewkesbury
Thornbury ( - 1974 )
Tidenham
Tirley
Todenham
Turkdean
Tytherington ( - 1974 )
Uley
Upper Slaughter
Westcote
Westonbirt
Whaddon ( - 1935 )
Whitminster
Whittington
Widford ( - 1844 )
Windrush
Winstone
Woolaston
Wotton under Edge
Wyck Rissington
Region
Forest of Dean
Registration district
Barton Regis Registration District ( 1877 - 1905 )
Bedminster Registration District ( 1837 - 1899 )
Bristol Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Cheltenham Registration District ( 1837 - 2006 )
Chipping Sodbury Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
Cirencester Registration District ( 1837 - 2006 )
Clifton Registration District ( 1837 - 1877 )
Dursley Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
Forest of Dean Registration District ( 1937 - 2006 )
Gloucester (post-1974) Registration District ( 1974 - 2006 )
Gloucester City Registration District ( 1937 - 1974 )
Gloucester Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
Gloucester Rural Registration District ( 1937 - 1974 )
Gloucestershire Registration District ( 2006 - )
Keynsham Registration District ( 1837 - 1936 )
Kingswood Registration District ( 1937 - 1974 )
Newent Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
North Cotswold Registration District ( 1937 - 2006 )
Northleach Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
Sodbury Registration District ( 1937 - 1974 )
South Gloucestershire Registration District ( 1996 - )
Stow on the Wold Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
Stroud Registration District ( 1837 - 2006 )
Tetbury Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
Tewkesbury Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
Thornbury Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Westbury-on-Severn Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
Wheatenhurst Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
Winchcombe Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
Rural district
Barton Regis Rural ( 1894 - 1904 )
Campden Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Cheltenham Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Chipping Sodbury Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Cirencester Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Dursley Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
East Dean Rural ( 1935 - 1974 )
East Dean and United Parishes Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Gloucester Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Lydney Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Marston Sicca Rural ( 1894 - 1931 )
Newent Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
North Cotswold Rural ( 1935 - 1974 )
Northleach Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Pebworth Rural ( 1894 - 1931 )
Sodbury Rural ( 1935 - 1974 )
Stow on the Wold Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Stroud Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Tetbury Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Tetbury Rural ( 1930 - )
Tewkesbury Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Thornbury Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Warmley Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
West Dean Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Wheatenhurst Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Winchcombe Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Suburb
Avonmouth ( - 1974 )
Bishopston ( - 1974 )
Bristol St. George ( - 1974 )
Charlton Kings
Clifton ( - 1974 )
Fishponds ( - 1974 )
Henbury ( - 1974 )
Henleaze ( - 1974 )
Horfield ( - 1974 )
Hucclecote
Littleworth (near Gloucester)
Longford ( 1885 - 1937 )
Matson ( - 1935 )
Quedgeley
Redland ( - 1974 )
Shirehampton ( - 1974 )
Stapleton ( - 1974 )
Stratton
Swindon
Tuffley ( - 1900 )
Up Hatherley ( 1887 - )
Westbury on Trym ( - 1904 )
Wotton St. Mary ( - 1896 )
Yate ( - 1974 )
Township
East Dean ( 1844 - 1953 )
Pinnock and Hyde
Redwick and Northwick ( - 1974 )
West Dean
Tything
Alkington
Aylburton
Breadstone
Eastington (near Stroud)
Ham and Stone
Hamfallow
Hinton (near Berkeley)
Lea Bailey ( 1866 - 1890 )
Newland
Unitary authority
South Gloucestershire District ( 1996 - )
Unknown
Berrington
Brangreen
Broad Campden
Clay Hill
Compton
Cotham
Durdham-Down
Easton
Eastville
Ebley
Lidbrook
Lockleaze
Maugersby
Moorfields
Pool Hill
Redfield
Speedwell
Spoonbed
St. Anne's Park
Totterdown
Two-Mile-Hill
Tyndall's Park
Upper Tockington
Warmley Tower
Warmley
Whitehall St. Ambrose
Windmill Hill
Urban district
Awre
Bristol St. George ( - 1974 )
Charlton Kings
Cirencester
Coleford
Horfield ( - 1974 )
Kingswood (near Bristol) ( 1996 - )
Kingswood (near Bristol) ( 1996 - )
Mangotsfield ( - 1974 )
Nailsworth
Newnham on Severn
Stapleton ( - 1974 )
Stow on the Wold
Stroud ( 1304 - )
Tetbury
Westbury on Severn
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Gloucestershire (abbreviated Glos.) is a county in the southwest of England. The county comprises part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the flat fertile valley of the River Severn, and the entire Forest of Dean on the west side of the River Severn.

The county town is the city of Gloucester, and other principal towns include Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud, and Tewkesbury.

When considered as a ceremonial county, Gloucestershire borders the county of Gwent in Wales (now Monmouthshire) to the west, and in England the ceremonial counties of Herefordshire to the northwest, Worcestershire to the north, Warwickshire to the northeast, Oxfordshire to the east, Wiltshire to the south and Bristol and Somerset to the southwest. Ceremonially, it includes the area covered by the South Gloucestershire District which is a unitary authority.

The official former postal county abbreviation was "Glos.", rather than the frequently used but erroneous "Gloucs." or "Glouc.".

Governance

the following text is based on a section of an article in Wikipedia

Gloucestershire is a historic county mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in the 10th century, though the areas of Winchcombe and the Forest of Dean were not added until the late 11th century.

Gloucestershire originally included Bristol, then a small town. The "local" rural community moved to the port city, (as Bristol was to become) and Bristol's population growth accelerated during the industrial revolution. Bristol became a county in its own right, separate from Gloucestershire and Somerset in 1373. From 1974 until 1996 it became the principal part of the administrative County of Avon.

Upon the abolition of Avon in 1996, the region north of Bristol became a unitary authority area named South Gloucestershire. South Gloucestershire is now part of the ceremonial county of Gloucestershire.

The remainder of Gloucester has been divided, since 1974, into six Districts still under the ultimate control of the Gloucestershire County Council. This is a sizeable reduction from the five county and municipal boroughs, six urban districts and fifteen rural districts in existence immediately prior to that date. The districts are as follows:

Image:Districts of Gloucestershire wikipedia.png 1. Gloucester District


2. Tewkesbury District
3. Cheltenham District
4. Cotswold District
5. Stroud District
6. Forest of Dean District
7. South Gloucestershire District

Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham and Stroud Districts are based on towns (or city in the case of Gloucester) but also include the rural areas surrounding them. Cotswold, Forest of Dean and South Gloucestershire Districts are more general geographic descriptions of mixed rural and urban areas.

Research Tips

  • The website British History Online provides eight chapters out of at least eleven of the Victoria County History Series on Gloucestershire. Some of these are outlines of topics concerning the whole county, others contain descriptions of cities, towns and villages of varying sizes throughout the area.
  • Brett Langston's Registration Districts in Gloucestershire follows the history of registration district provision in Gloucestershire from its inception in 1837 through to the present day.
  • GENUKI has a brief overall guide to various sources of information for the county.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki on Gloucestershire provides information similar to that in GENUKI.
  • Gloucestershire Archives for older sources such as pre-1837 parish registers and other contemporary documents. Address: Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, England GL1 3DW
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