Winterbourne, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Winterbourne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places included in the parish: Hambrook, Frenchay

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1600

Nonconformists include: Independent Methodist, Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian, Society of Friends/Quaker, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Parishes adjacent to Winterbourne

  • Mangotsfield
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Almondsbury
  • Downend
  • Coalpit Heath
  • Westerleigh
  • Frenchay
  • Frampton Cotterell
  • Pucklechurch

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer 1870

WINTERBOURNE. a village and a parish in Clifton district, Gloucester. The village stands 2 miles E of Patchway r. station, and 6½ NN E of Bristol; and has a post-office under Bristol, and fairs on 29 June and 18 Oct. The parish includes Frenchay and Hambrook tythings, and comprises 3,170 acres. Real property, £10,289; of which £123 are in quarries, and £50 in iron-works. Pop. in 1851, 2,876; in 1861, 3,067. Houses, 703. The property is much subdivided. W. manor belongs to Mrs. Wadham; and Sturden Court, to the Smyth family. Garibaldi Lodge, Crossley House , Cedar Hall, Frenchay Lodge, Malmains, Newlands, Begbrook, Cliff Court, Woodfield House, Hambrook House, and Court House are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £845. Patron, St. John’s College, Oxford, The church is mainly early English, with pinnacled tower and fine spire; and the chancel was rebuilt in 1843. The rectory of Frenchay and the p. curacy of Winterbourne-Down are separate benefices. There are four dissenting chapels, two national schools, and charities £21.

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


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Hambrook, a hamlet in Winterbourne parish, Gloucester; 5 miles NNE of Bristol. It has a post-office under Bristol. Real property, £5,012; of which £63 are in quarries, and £50 in iron-works. Pop., with Frenchay, 1,621. Houses, 358.

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


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Clifton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Bristol (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 – Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 – Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Bristol
  • Poor Law Union: Clifton
  • Hundred: Langley and Swinehead
  • Province: Canterbury

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