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


Ancient County Gloucestershire
Hundred Berkeley
Poor Law union Clifton

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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

Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Horfield from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Online maps of Horfield are available from a number of sites:

Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
Google Streetview.
National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

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.