Hanham, Gloucestershire


Hanham, a hamlet, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Bitton parish, Gloucestershire. The hamlet lies on the river Avon, at the boundary with Somerset, 1 mile NW of Keynsham station on the G.W.R., and 5 miles ESE of Bristol. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Kingswood (R.S.O.) The township comprises 1248 acres; population, 1925. The ecclesiastical parish of Hanham Abbots was constituted in 1844. Population, 1960. Hanham Hall, an Elizabethan mansion, is the manor-house. There is a colliery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; value, £294. Patron, the Vicar of Bitton. The church is a small Early English edifice, formerly connected with Keynsham abbey, and adjacent to the old court-house. Christ Church, a chapel of ease, was erected in 1842.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The original registers of Hanham Abbots, for baptisms and marriages only, and dating from 1586, were for a long time in the custody of the vicar of Bitton. The modern register dates from the year 1815.

The register of Christ Church dates from the year 1842.

The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.


Details of the places of worship in Hanham, and their records, can be found on the following pages:

  • Baptist Chapel (Baptist)
  • Congregational Chapel (Congregational)


Old maps of Hanham are available on the old-maps.co.uk site, and a current map is available on the Streetmap.co.uk site.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.