Brookthorpe, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Brookthorpe is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Alternative names: Brockthrop, Brockthorpe

Parish church: St. Swithin

Parish registers begin: 1730

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Brookthorpe

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BROCKTHROP, or Brockthorpe, a parish in Wheatenhurst district, Gloucestershire; under the wolds, adjacent to the Gloucester and Bristol railway, 1½ mile NNE of Haresfield station, and 4 S of Gloucester. It has a post office, of the name of Brockthorpe, under Gloucester. Acres, 1,009. Real property, £2,516. Pop., 180. Houses, 40. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Whaddon, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £186. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester, two turns, and Sir J. Neeld, Bart., one turn. The church is early English, in tolerable condition; and has, on the cornice of the porch, a curious inscription relating to the execution of Charles I.

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

Brookthrop, 4 miles S. Gloucester. P. 169

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

Poll Books

Brockthrop Poll Book 1834 – Google Books


Brookthorpe Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856


Marriages at Brookthorpe 1617-1812

Marriages at Brookthorpe 1617-1812 – UK Genealogy Archives


Brookthorpe Marriages 1757 to 1812

Brookthorpe Marriages 1700 to 1756


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