Status: Formerly a Chapelry of Westbury-on-Trym parish was succeeded by Shirehampton Ecclesiastical Parish.

  • Chapelry of Westbury-on-Trym parish (until 1866)
  • Tything (until 1866)
  • Civil Parish (1866 – 1904)

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1727
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1845
  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Barton Regis / Clifton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Bristol (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Bristol
  • Poor Law Union: Barton Regis /  Clifton
  • Hundred: Henbury
  • Province: Canterbury
Nearby Parishes
  • Pill, Somerset
  • Easton in Gordano, Somerset
  • Abbotsleigh, Somerset
  • Stoke Bishop
  • Portbury, Somerset
  • Henbury
  • Westbury on Trym
  • Clifton
  • Failand, Somerset
  • Clapton in Gordano, Somerset
  • Compton Greenfield
  • Wraxall, Somerset
  • Long Ashton, Somerset
  • Bristol St James
  • Bristol Christchurch
  • Bristol St Mary Redcliffe
  • Bristol Temple
  • Bristol
  • Horfield
  • Portishead, Somerset
  • Bedminster, Somerset
  • Filton
  • Flax Burton, Somerset
Boundary Changes

25 Mar 1885 was enlarged by gaining part of Westbury-on-Trym ancient parish

01 Oct 1901 was reduced to enlarge Bristol Civil Parish

01 Oct 1902 was reduced to enlarge Bristol Civil Parish

01 Oct 1904 was reduced to enlarge Bristol Civil Parish

01 Oct 1904 was abolished to enlarge Bristol Civil Parish


Wesleyan Methodist

Roman Catholic

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHIREHAMPTON, a chapelry, with a village, in Westbury-on-Trym parish, Gloucester; on the river Avon, and on the Bristol Port and Pier railway, 5 miles NW by W of Bristol. It has a r. station, a post-office under Bristol, two good inns, and a dispensary. Real property, £5,224. Pop. in 1851, 632; in 1861, 731. Houses, 145. The property is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, not reported. Patron, the Incumbent of Westbury. The church is cruciform. There are a national school and several small charities.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Shirehampton, a chapelry in the parish of Westbury-upon-Trym, county of Gloucester; 5 miles north-west by west of Bristol, on the northern bank of the Avon. Living, a curacy annexed to that of Westbury-upon-Trym. Houses 105. Pop., in 1801, 354; in 1831, 420. Other returns with the parish.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Parish Records

People from Shirehampton, Gloucestershire can be found in the following records.

Birth, Marriage, & Death Records – FamilySearch

Census Records – FamilySearch

Migration Records – FamilySearch

Military Records – FamilySearch

Other Records – FamilySearch

Probate & Court Records – FamilySearch

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957 4 results
Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920 2 results
South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989 2 results

Poor Law

Page 315 and 316 Westbury-on-Trym, Stoke Bishop and Shirehampton Poor Book

Page 312 313 and 314 Westbury-on-Trym, Stoke Bishop and Shirehampton Poor Book