Hanham, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Hanham is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created in 1841 from chapelry in Bitton Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1584

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, General Baptist, Independent/Congregational, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Hanham

  • Kingswood
  • Oldland
  • Two Mile Hill
  • Bitton
  • Brislington St Luke
  • Keynsham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HANHAM, a hamlet and a chapelry in Bitton parish, Gloucester. The hamlet lies on the river Avon, at the boundary with Somerset, 1 mile NW of Keynsham r. station, and 5 ESE of Bristol; and has a post office under Bristol. The chapelry was reconstituted, with altered limits, in 1844. Acres, within the original limits, 1,212. Real property, £3,706; of which £127 are in quarries. Pop., 1,224. Houses, 255. Rated property within the new limits, £3,229. Pop., 1,271. Houses, 267. The property is subdivided. The quarries are numerous; and what they furnish is paving stone for Bath and Bristol. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Christchurch, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £131. Patron, the Vicar of Bitton. There are two churches Hanham-Abbotts and Christchurch and a Wesleyan chapel.

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

Parish Registers

The register of Hanham and Oldland, Gloucestershire. 1584-1681

Author: Hanham, England (Parish); Fry, Edw. Alex. (Edward Alexander); Carlyon-Britton, P. W. P. (Philip William Poole), b. 1863; Bitton, England (Parish); Oldland, England (Parish)

Publisher: [Exeter, W. Pollard & company, limited, printers

The register of Hanham and Oldland 1584-1681 – Archive.org


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