Place:St. Briavels Hundred, Gloucestershire, England


NameSt. Briavels Hundred
Located inGloucestershire, England

The Hundreds of Gloucestershire, as with hundreds in other English counties, were the original geographic divisions of the county for administrative, military and judicial purposes. Each hundred covered a number of parishes. The introduction of civil registration in 1837 was accompanied by the creation of other groups of parishes such as Sanitary Districts and Poor Law Unions.

St. Briavels is one of the Gloucestershire hundreds of the Forest of Dean, situated on the northwest side of the Severn Estuary.

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

"BRIAVELS (St.), a hundred in Gloucester. It contains St. Briavels and ten other parishes, and part of another. Acres: 46,412. Population: 28,215. Houses: 5,768."

A much more extensive description of the St. Briavels Hundred will be found in the Victoria County History of Gloucestershire found in the website British History Online.

Image:Gloucestershire 1832 Map of Hundreds WP.png


Abenhall parish (ancient), civil parish
Bream tything in the parish of West Dean
Clearwell tything in the parish of Newland
Dean Forest extra parochial area Split into the townships of East Dean and West Dean in 1844
East Dean township, civil parish
English Bicknor parish (ancient), civil parish
Flaxley parish (ancient), civil parish
Hewelsfield chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish
Hinders Lane and Dockham extra parochial area, civil parish
Lea Bailey tything, civil parish 1866 - 1890
Lea Lower township, civil parish absorbed into Lea in Herefordshire in 1844
Littledean parish (ancient), civil parish
Mitcheldean parish (ancient), civil parish
Newland tything, parish (ancient), civil parish
Ruardean chapelry, civil parish
St. Briavels chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish
Staunton (near Coleford) parish (ancient), civil parish
West Dean township, parish (ancient), civil parish

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