Brockworth

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

Brockworth Gloucestershire Family History

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

Brockworth Court

  • Badgeworth
  • Cranham
  • Great Witcombe
  • Upton St Leonards
  • Hucclecote
  • Churchdown

Historical Description

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

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].

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