Horfield, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Horfield, a village and a parish in Bristol parliamentary borough, Gloucestershire. The village is 2 miles NNE of Bristol, and' has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bristol. The parish comprises 1314 acres; population of the civil parish, 8202; of the ecclesiastical, 2912. It is governed by a local board. The headquarters of the 28th regimental district (Gloucestershire Regiment) are situated here. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £272 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Gloucestershire
Hundred Berkeley
Poor Law union Clifton

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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