Chalford, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Chalford is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created in 1842 from chapelry in Bisley Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1841

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Independent/Congregational, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists.

Parishes adjacent to Chalford

  • Sapperton
  • Bisley
  • Oakridge
  • Stroud
  • Brimscombe

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHALFORD, a chapelry in Bisley parish, Gloucester; on the Stroudwater canal and the Cheltenham and Western Union railway, adjacent to Brimscomb r. station, and 3½ miles ESE of Stroud. It has a post office under Stroud. It was constituted in 1842. Pop., 2,008. Houses, 509. Much of the surface is a picturesque reach of valley, called Chalford Bottom; and many of the inhabitants are employed in various manufactures. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £150. Patron, the Archdeacon of Gloucester. The church was built in 1724. There are chapels for Independents, Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists, and two public schools.

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


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