Rangeworthy, Gloucestershire Family History

Rangeworthy is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created in 1745 from chapelry in Thornbury Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1704

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Rangeworthy

  • Wickwar
  • Tytherington
  • Iron Acton
  • Yate

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Rangeworthy, or Raingworthy, a chapelry and hamlet in Thornbury parish, county of Gloucester; 3 miles south-west of Wickwar. Living, a perpetual curacy, formerly in the archd. and dio. of Gloucester, now in the dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; certified at £9; gross income £38. Patron, the vicar of Thorubury. Here is a daily school. Houses 72. Pop., in 1801, 230; in 1831, 331. Poor rates, in 1838, £52.

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


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