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Coalpit Heath, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Coalpit-Heath, a hamlet in Westerleigh parish, and an ecclesiastical parish in Westerleigh and Frampton-Cotterell parishes, Gloucestershire. The hamlet is 2 miles SW of Yate station on the M.R., and 4 WSW of Chipping-Sodbury, and has a post office under Bristol; money order and telegraph office, Frampton-Cotterell. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1845. Population, 1781. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £150. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is modern.

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


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

Ancient CountyGloucestershire 
HundredLangley and Swinehead 
Poor Law unionChipping-Sodbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1845.

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


Church of England

St. Saviour

The church of St. Saviour is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles, south porch and a small western tower containing one bell: there are sittings for 400 persons.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Coalpit Heath from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Coalpit Heath 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.

CountySouth Gloucestershire
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS36
Post TownBristol