Place:Hempsted, Gloucestershire, England

Alt namesHechanestedesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 113
Hempsteadsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.85°N 2.267°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoDudstone and Kings Barton (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was located
Gloucester (district), Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been located since 1974
Contained Places
Llanthony Secunda Priory
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Hempsted is a suburban village and part of the City of Gloucester in Gloucestershire, England. An ancient area of Gloucester, Hempsted was just outside the City. in 1966 the parish was abolished and the area became parts of the parishes of Gloucester, Highnam, and Minsterworth.

The fine Norman church of St. Swithun was built and paid for by Norman noblemen. During the Middle Ages a persecuted Augustinian monastic order came out of Wales and settled at Hempsted with the blessing of the City authorities. They founded Llanthony Secunda Priory and Hempsted became an estate of the priory. The church was extended with a new vestry and a west gallery was added as well as new pews and re-roofing to the design of G. V. Maddox of Monmouth in 1839. Maddox died at the rectory in Hempsted on 27 February 1864.

Registration Districts

Gloucester (1837 - 1937)
Gloucester Rural (1937 - 1966)
For later entries, see Gloucester, Highnam, and Minsterworth

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Hempsted from A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 4/City of Gloucester in 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

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Hempsted. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.