Coalpit Heath, Gloucestershire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Hundred||Langley and Swinehead|
|Poor Law union||Chipping-Sodbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1845.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Coal-Pit-Heath)
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:
- 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:
- Gloucester Citizen
- Gloucester Journal
- Gloucestershire Chronicle
- Gloucestershire Echo
- Cheltenham Chronicle
- Cheltenham Looker-On
The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.