Churcham, Gloucestershire Family History Guide


Churcham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire. Bulley is a chapelry of Churcham.

Other places in the parish include: Over, Linton, and Highnam

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1541

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Churcham

  • Westbury on Severn
  • Tibberton
  • Bulley
  • Minsterworth
  • Huntley
  • Highnam

Historical Descriptions

Churcham

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHURCHAM, a village in Westbury-on-Severn district, and a parish in Westbury-on-Severn and Gloucester districts, Gloucestershire. The village stands near the river Severn, and the Gloucester and Hereford railway, 3¼ miles NE by E of Grange-Court r. station, and 4¼ W by S of Gloucester; and has a post office under Gloucester. The parish includes also the hamlets of Over, Linton, and Highnam. Acres, 4,264. Real property, £8,261. Pop., 1,002. Houses, 192. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Bulley, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £386. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester. The church is modern, and has a beautiful spire. The p. curacy of Highnam is separate. There are a Wesleyan chapel and national schools.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Churcham, 4 m. S.E. Newent. P. 870

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

Over, Linton, and Highnam

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Higham, Over, and Linton, hamlets in Churcham parish, county of Gloucester. Here is a daily school. Acres 2,100. Houses 65. A P. £3,532. Pop., in 1801, 202; in 1831, 327. Poor rates, in 1838, £75 8s.

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

Administration

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


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