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Bussage, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Bussage, an ecclesiastical parish formed in 1848 from the parish of Bisley, Gloucestershire, 1½ mile N of Brimscombe station on the G.W.R., and 4 SE of Stroud, under which it has a post office; money order and telegraph office, Brimscombe. Population, 320. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £127 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is a handsome edifice, erected in 1848. There is a reformatory for women.

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1848.

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


Church of England

St. Michael and All Angels (parish church)

The church of St. Michael and All Angels, erected in 1848, is a building of stone in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, south aisle, south porch and a western tower containing one bell: there are 245 sittings.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.


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

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.