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Stone, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Stone, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Berkeley parish, Gloucestershire, 4 miles SW by S of Berkeley Road station on the M.R., and 5 NE of Thornbury. The village has a post office under Falfield (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Falfield. It forms, with Ham tithing, a township, comprising 4410 acres; population, 830. The ecclesiastical parish is an ancient chapelry. Population, 262. The township of Ham and Stone has a parish council of seven members. The manor belongs to Lord Fitzhardinge. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £200 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Berkeley. The church is in the Early English and Decorated styles of architecture.

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 
Civil parishBerkeley 
Poor Law unionThornbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1595.

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


Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is an edifice in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western tower, with pinnacles and spire, containing 6 bells: there are memorial windows to the Rev. Charles Cripps M.A. vicar here 1848-98, Miss Cripps, Thomas Breadstone Croome, Commander and Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Stephens: the church was new roofed in 1893, at a cost of about £400, and has 230 sittings.


Baptist Chapel, Woodford

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stone from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Stone 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL13
Post TownBerkeley