Falfield, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

English: Falfield (Glos) St George's Church.
English: Falfield (Glos) St George’s Church. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Falfield is a chapelry of Thornbury Ancient Parish in Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St George

Parish registers begin: 1814

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Falfield

  • Tortworth
  • Tytherington
  • Berkeley
  • Thornbury
  • Rockhampton
  • Cromhall

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

English: Eastwood Park, Falfield. Eastwood Par...
English: Eastwood Park, Falfield. Eastwood Park is now a training centre and provides many courses for NHS Estates staff. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Falfield, a tything and a chapelry in Thornbury parish, Gloucester. The tything is conjoint with Moorton; and lies 2 miles NE by E of Thornbury, and 4 NW of Wickwar r. station. Real property, £2,159. Pop., 884. Houses, 189. The chapelry is less extensive than the tything. Post-town, Thornbury, under Bristol. Pop., 700. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £60. Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church was built in 1860; is in the early English style; has very high pitched roofs; and is elaborately finished.

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

Falfield-and-Moorton, a chapelry in the parish of Thornbury, county of Gloucester; 2 miles north-east by east of Thornbury. Pop., in 1801, 486; in 1821, 844. Other returns with the parish.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Falfield, a chapelry, in the parish, union, and Lower division of the hundred of Thornbury, W. division of the county of Gloucester, 4 miles (N. E. by E.) from Thornbury, on the road from Gloucester to Bristol; containing 424 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland 1833

Falfield, co. Gloucester.

P.T. Thornbury (120) 4 m. NNE. Pop. with Moorton 844.

A tithing and chapelry in the parish of Thornbury and lower division of the hundred of Thornbury; living, a curacy subordinate to the vicarage of Thornbury, in the archdeaconry and diocese of Gloucester, not in charge; patronage with Thornbury vicarage.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland by John Gorton. The Irish and Welsh articles by G. N. Wright; Vol. II; London; Chapman and Hall, 186, Strand; 1833.

Administration

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