North Nibley Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Photo of North Nibley by John Sparshatt
Photo of North Nibley by John Sparshatt, some rights reserved.

North Nibley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created in 1743 from chapelry in Wotton under Edge Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1567

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to North Nibley

  • Kingswood
  • Berkeley
  • Wotton-under-Edge
  • Dursley
  • Stinchcombe
  • Uley

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Nibley (North), a village and a parish in Dursley district, Gloucester. The village stands under a knoll of the Cotswolds, 1¼ mile E of the Bristol and Gloucester railway, 2 N W of Wotton-under-Edge, and 2 S W of Dursley r. station; is supposed to have been the birth-place of Tyndale, the translator of the Bible; and has a post-office under Dursley. A monument to Tyndale was erected in 1866, on Nibley Knoll, overhanging the village. The parish comprises 3,245 acres. Real property, £6, 324. Pop. in 1851, 1,133; in 1861, 1,020. Houses, 246. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Earl Fitzhardinge. The right to the manor was fought between the Berkeleys and the Lisles, in 1470, on Nibley-Green. There is a woollen cloth factory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £160. Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church is mainly later English; but the chancel was recently rebuilt, and is in the early English style. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, an endowed school with £91 a year, and charities about £33.

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

Nibley (North), 1 m. S.W. Dursley. P. 1305

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

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  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Dursley
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Dursley
  • Poor Law Union: Dursley
  • Hundred: Berkeley (Gloucestershire)
  • Province: Canterbury