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Old Sodbury is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1684

Nonconformists include: Baptist and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Parishes adjacent to Old Sodbury

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Sodbury (Old), a parish, with a village, in Chipping-Sodbury district, Gloucester; 3¾ miles E by S of Yate r. station. It has a post-office under Chipping-Sodbury, and a hotel. Acres, 3,637. Real property, £7,294. Pop., 809. Houses, 180. The property is divided among a few. The manor, with Lye Grove House, belongs to W. H. H. Hartley, Esq. There is a Roman camp. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £460. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Worcester. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1858. There are a Baptist chapel and a national school.

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


Sodbury (Chipping Sodbury) (inc. Little Sodbury and Old Sodbury) 1791

Old Sodbury Marriages

Marriages at Old Sodbury 1684-1812

Marriages at Old Sodbury 1684-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives


Old Sodbury Marriages 1804 to 1812

Old Sodbury Marriages 1795 to 1803


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Chipping Sodbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 – Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Hawkesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Chipping Sodbury
  • Hundred: Grumbald’s Ash
  • Province: Canterbury

Further Reading

The Sodburys: Images of England (Archive Photographs: Images of England) by Yate District Oral History Society

The History of the Parishes of Old Sodbury and of Little Sodbury, and of the Town of Chipping Sodbury, in the County of Gloucester by Francis F. Fox

Wotton-Under-Edge to Chipping Sodbury in Old Photographs by Alan Sutton