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Alveston is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: the hamlet of Earthcott and part of the hamlet of Rudgway, Grovesend, Urcat and Grovening.

Parish church: St Helen (Note: Kellys Directories give the name of the church as St Andrew)

Parish registers begin: 1742

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist, Primitive Methodists and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Parishes adjacent to Alveston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Alveston, a parish in Thornbury district, Gloucester; 1¾ mile S of Thornbury, 2½ E of the Bristol and Wales railway, and 6 WNW of Yate r. station. It has a post office under Bristol; and contains the hamlets of Grovening and Urcat. Acres, 2,518. Real property, £5,384. Pop., 841. Houses, 188. The property is much subdivided. Vestiges of Roman camps occur on Oldbury-hill and Castle-hill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £250. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is ancient. There are two Methodist chapels, a national school, and charities £6.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Alveston, 2 miles S.W. Thornbury. P. 841

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Alveston, a parish partly in the upper and partly in the lower division of the hund. of Langley and Swineshead, union of Thornbury, Gloucestershire; 9 miles north by east of Bristol; on the post-road to Thornbury. It includes the hamlets of Grovening and Urcot. Living, a curacy annexed to Olveston, in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol. There are two daily and Sunday schools here, with about 90 scholars. In this parish there are vestiges of two Roman camps, the one on the top of Oldbury-hill, near the Severn, the other on Castle-hill. Pop., in 1801, 412; in 1831, 800. Houses 137. Acres 2,470. A. P. £4,173. Poor rates, in 1837, £237.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Alveston, co. Gloucester.

P. T. Thornbury (116) 3 m. S b E. Pop. 657.

A parish, partly in the upper and partly in the lower division of the hundred of Langley and Swineshead. The living is a vicarage in the archdeaconry of Gloucester and diocese of Bristol, annexed to that of Olveston. This parish contains the vestiges of two Roman camps, the one on the top of a hill, called Oldbury, near the Severn, the other called Castle-hill, in both which places various relics of antiquity have been discovered.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. I; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Parish Records

Birth Marriage and Death Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977

 

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

BillionGraves Index

Find A Grave Index

Migration and Naturalisation Records

Migration Records at FamilySearch

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Directories

Alveston Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863

Alveston Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Thornbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Bristol (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Pre 1836 – Gloucester, Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Bristol
  • Poor Law Union: Thornbury
  • Hundred: Langley and Swinehead
  • Province: Canterbury
  • County Court District: Thornbury

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