Brockworth Gloucestershire Family History Guide

St George's parish church, Brockworth
Photo of St George’s parish church, Brockworth, near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, seen from the south by Sharon Loxton, some rights reserved.

Brockworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Places included in Brockworth: Wellclose House, Crockworth Court, Droys Court, and Cooper’s Hill.

Parish church: St. George

Parish registers begin: 1559

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist, Wesleyan.

Parishes adjacent to Brockworth

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Brockworth Court
Brockworth Court

Brockworth, a parish in the district and county of Gloucester; on Ermine-street, in the vale of Gloucester, 4 miles ESE of Gloucester. It has a post office under Gloucester. Acres, 1,847. Real property, £4,308. Pop., 475. Houses, 97. The property is divided among a few. The grounds called the Court were the site of a Roman station, and have yielded Roman remains. Cooper’s Hill, a steep projection from neighbouring hills, commands a brilliant view. The parish is a meet for the Cotswold hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £150. Patron, E. G. Davis, Esq. The church is perpendicular English, with Norman arches under the tower. John Theyer the antiquary, who died in 1673, was a native. There are a national school, and charities £5.

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

Brockworth, a parish in the upper division of the hund. of Dudstone and King’s-Barton, county of Gloucester; 4 miles east-south-east of Gloucester. Living, a discharged vicarage in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; valued at £6 3s. 4d.; gross income £150. Patron, in 1835, J. Watts, Esq. There are two daily schools here. This parish is crossed by the Roman Ermin-street. Pop., in 1801, 350; in 1831, 390. Houses 87. Acres 2,360. A. P. £2,062. Poor rates, in 1837, £130.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Brockworth, 2m. S.E. Gloucester. P. 409

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

Poll Books

Brockworth Poll Book 1834 – Google Books

Directories

Brockworth Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856

Videos

A video of the annual cheese rolling competition down Coopers Hill.

Family History Links

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death records, Census, Migration & Naturalization, and Military records – Free

Genuki

Administration

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