Yate, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Yate is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin: 1660

Nonconformists include: Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Yate

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer 1870

YATE, a parish, with a village, in Chipping-Sudbury district, Gloucester; on the Gloucester and Bristol railway, 1 mile W by N of Chipping-Sudbury. It has a post-office under Chipping-Sudbury, a r. station, and Chipping-Sodbury workhouse. Acres, 4,042. Real property, £9,905; of which £1,395 are in mines, and £10 in quarries. Pop. in 1861, 1,138; of whom 119 were in the workhouse. Houses, 210. The property is much subdivided. Yate House, Yate Lawn, and Firgrove House are chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £851. Patron, the Rev. G. L. Harvey. The church is later English, and was interiorly restored in 1850. There are a Baptist chapel, national and British schools, and charities £40.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Yate (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Chipping-Sodbury, Upper division of the hundred of Henbury, W. division of the county of Gloucester, 1 mile (W.) from Chipping Sodbury; containing 1057 inhabitants. The parish comprises 4042 acres, of which 656 are common or waste, an act for inclosing which was passed in 1842 : the substratum abounds in coal, of which there are some mines in operation. The village has been made a polling-place for the W. division of the county. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £30. 18. 11½., and in the gift of W. S. Goodenough, Esq. : the tithes have been commuted for £685, and the glebe comprises 154 acres.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.

Directories

Yate Bennetts Business Directory 1899

Brown T, boot & shoe warehouse, Sunnyside. Boots made to order. Repairs of kinds neatly executed

Codrington Arms, Acton Lane – J Washbourne

Collins H, grocer, Acton Lane

Common Inn, Dyer Lane – W Dyer

Cross Keys, Acton Lane

Daniel J, butcher, Station rd

Davis J, grocer, Station rd

Dixon J, grocer, Goose Green

Fletcher J, engineer

Gowen H, carpenter, Westerleigh rd

Heaven W, baker, Station rd

Higg D, bootmaker, Goose Green

Hirdson W, carpenter, Goose Green

Hudson J, builder

Iles F, builder, Station rd

Pearce G, blacksmith, Station rd

Ponting C, tailor

Post Office – W Aldon

Powell W J, builder, carpenter, joiner, undertaker, &c., Station rd. Estimates given for all kinds of work

Railway Hotel, Station rd – S Cox

Shipp W, carpenter, Westerleigh rd

Silk A, carpenter, Yate Rocks

Stockden G, coal mcht, Station rd

Swan Inn, Station rd – W Smith

Taylor S, mason

Washbourne R, beer retailer, Acton Lane

White Lion Hotel, Station rd – J Aureden

Yate Star Military Band – G Davis

Source: Bennetts Business Directory (Gloucestershire Section) 1899; Bennett & Co. Printers and Publishers, Birmingham.

Administration

  • 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: Henbury
  • Province: Canterbury