Place:Oxenhall, Gloucestershire, England

Alt namesHorsenehalsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 114
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.933°N 2.417°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoBotloe Hundred, Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish is located
Newent Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Forest of Dean District, Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"OXENHALL, a parish in Newent [registriation] district, Gloucester; on the Hereford and Gloucester canal, 1¾ mile N W of Newent, 2¼ E of the boundary with Herefordshire, and 5¼ N by E of Mitcheldean-Road [railway] station. It was anciently called Horsenehal. Post-town, Newent, under Gloucester. Acres, 1,887. Real property: £2,871. Population: 272. Houses: 57. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with the Furnace and much of the land, belongs to R. F. Onslow, Esq. A vein of excellent ironstone was recently discovered, and begun to be worked. A tunnel of the canal is here, 6,576 feet long. A Roman settlement was at Cold Harbour. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value: £80. Patron: the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church consists of nave and chancel, with porch, and with W tower and spire; contains an old leaden font; and was reported in 1859 as bad."

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Registration Districts

Newent (1837 - 1937)
Gloucester Rural (1937 - 1974)
Gloucester (post-1974) (1974 - 2006)
Gloucestershire (2006 - )

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)