Rockhampton Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Rockhampton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St. Oswald

Parish registers begin: 1565

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Rockhampton

  • Berkeley
  • Thornbury
  • Falfield
  • Hill
  • Oldbury upon Severn

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ROCKHAMPTON, a parish, with a village, in Thornbury district, Gloucester; 2 miles N N E of Thornbury, and 4¾ W by N of Charfield r. station. Post-town, Thornbury, under Bristol. Acres, 1,206. Real property, £2,740. Pop., 248. Houses, 50. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Major Peach. R. Lodge is the seat of F. Brooks, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £289. Patron, Mrs. Coates. The church was partly rebuilt in 1862. Charities, £14.

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

Rockhampton, 1 m. N. Thornbury. P. 208

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


Rockhampton Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863


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