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Winterbourne Down, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Winterbourne Down, an ecclesiastical parish in Winterbourne parish, Gloucestershire, 2½ miles ENE of Filton station on the South Wales branch of the G.W.R.. and 5½ NE by N of Bristol. It was constituted in 1861, and has a post office under Bristol; money order office, Winterbourne; telegraph office, Hambrook. Population, 840. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £140 with residence. Patrons, the Society for the Maintenance of the Faith. The church of All Saints is modern.

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1861.

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 a building in the Gothic style, from designs by the late G. E. Street esq. R.A. consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, north aisle, south porch and a turret containing one bell: there are 275 sittings.


United Methodist Chapel

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Winterbourne Down 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