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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Thornbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Stone)
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:
- 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.