Bream is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created in 1752 from Newland Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1752

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Parishes adjacent to Bream

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Bream, or Breem, a tything in Newland parish, and a chapelry in Newland and West Dean parishes, Gloucester. The tything lies in Dean forest, 3 miles NW of Lydney r. station, and 3 ¾ SSE of Coleford. Pop., 824. Houses, 154. The chapelry was constituted in 1854; and this post-town is Lydney. Pop., 2,083. Houses, 404. The property is much subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £155. Patron, the Bishop.

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

Breem, 3 m. S.E. Colford. P. 441

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


Bream Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Monmouth
  • Probate Court: Pre-1541 – Court of the Bishop of Hereford, Post-1541 – Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Forest
  • Poor Law Union: Monmouth
  • Hundred: St Briavels
  • Province: Canterbury