Marshfield, Gloucestershire Family History

Marshfield is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Ayford, Becks, Weston Town, Rocks, and Oakford.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1559

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian Unitarian, Primitive Methodist, and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Parishes adjacent to Marshfield

  • St Catherine
  • West Kington
  • West Littleton
  • Batheaston
  • Dyrham
  • North Wraxall
  • Cold Ashton
  • Colerne

Historical Descriptions


England and Wales Delineated Thomas Dugdale 1835

Name of Place: Marshfield; County: Gloucester; Number of Miles from: Sodbury – 8; Bristol – 12; Bath – 7; Dist. Lond. -103; Population: 1651.

Marshfield, a market-town and parish, situated at the edge of the county, bordering upon Somersetshire and Wiltshire. It consists principally of one street, the buildings of which are very old. The chief trade of the place is in malt. Among the charities of Marshfield are a well-endowed alms-house, with a chapel and a school, in which the children of the poor receive the rudiments of education.

Market, Tuesday. – Fairs, May 24, for horned cattle; October 24, for sheep, horses, and cheese.

Source: England and Wales Delineated by Thomas Dugdale assisted by William Burnett; published by Tallis & Co., Green Arbour Court, Old Bailey, 1835.


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Oakford, a hamlet in Marshfield parish, Gloucester; 8 miles N of Bath.

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

Parish Registers

The parish registers of Marshfield, Gloucestershire

Author: Marshfield, Eng. (Gloucestershire) Parish; Crisp, Frederick Arthur, 1851-1922, ed

Publisher: [London] Printed at the Private press of F. A. Crisp

The parish registers of Marshfield, Gloucestershire -


Marshfield Universal British Directory 1791


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