Horfield, Gloucestershire Family History Guide
Horfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.
Parish registers begin: 1543
Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist Reform
Parishes adjacent to Horfield
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
HORFIELD, a village and a parish in Clifton district, Gloucester. The village stands near the Bristol and Passage railway, 2 miles NNE of Bristol; and has a post office under Bristol, and a police station. The parish comprises 1,287 acres. Real property, £5,731. Pop. in 1851, 1,221; in 1861, 1,746. Houses, 248. The increase of pop. arose from railway operations and the extension of buildings. The property is divided among a few. The chief landowners are Bishop Monk’s trustees. Infantry and cavalry barracks are here, with accommodation for 500 men; and, at the census of 1861, they had 389 inmates. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £186. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church was rebuilt and enlarged in 1847, and has a tower. A memorial church, in the decorated English style, with 220 sittings, was erected in 1862. The vicarage of Bishopston is a separate benefice. There is a national school. Seyer, the historian of Bristol, was incumbent.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851
Horfield, a parish in the lower division of Berkeley hund., union of Clifton, Gloucestershire; 2 miles north of Bristol; on the post road from Bristol to Gloucester. Living, a perpetual curacy, formerly in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Bristol, now in the archd. of Bristol and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £3, returned at £80; gross income £91. Patron, the bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. Here are 3 daily schools. Acres 1,190. Houses 62. A.P. £3,534. Pop., in 1801, 119; in 1831, 328. Poor rates, in 1838, £133 13s.
Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.
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Probate and Court Records
- County: Gloucestershire
- Civil Registration District: Clifton
- 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: Clifton
- Hundred: Berkeley (Gloucestershire)
- Province: Canterbury