Horfield, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Horfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1543

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist Reform

Parishes adjacent to Horfield

  • Westbury-on-Trym
  • Filton
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Montpelier
  • Redland
  • Frenchay
  • Stapleton

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Horfield, a parish in the lower division of Berkeley hund., union of Clifton, Gloucestershire; 2 miles north of Bristol; on the post road from Bristol to Gloucester. Living, a perpetual curacy, formerly in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Bristol, now in the archd. of Bristol and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £3, returned at £80; gross income £91. Patron, the bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. Here are 3 daily schools. Acres 1,190. Houses 62. A.P. £3,534. Pop., in 1801, 119; in 1831, 328. Poor rates, in 1838, £133 13s.

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


Horfield Gloucestershire Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1863


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

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