Brimscombe, a tithing, a village, and an ecclesiastical parish in Minchinhampton and Rodborough parishes, Gloucestershire. The village stands adjacent to the Thames and Severn Canal, 2½ miles ESE of Stroud, and has a station on the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Stroud. The ecclesiastical parish includes the hamlets of Burleigh, Hyde, Cowcombe, and Wall's Quarry, and was constituted in 1840. Population, 1585. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £231 with residence. The church was built in 1839 and restored in 1881. There is also a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Stroud|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1841.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
Holy Trinity (parish church)
The church of the Holy Trinity, erected in the year 1839, is a building of stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a turret over the porch containing a clock and 4 bells: a new organ was erected in 1897, at a cost of £210, as a memorial of the Diamond Jubilee of H.M. Queen Victoria: the church was re-pewed, new roofed, an organ chamber added, the gallery rebuilt and the entrance doors altered in 1881, at a cost of about £800, and various restorations were carried out during 1909 at a total cost of £450: there are 350 sittings.
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Brimscombe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Brimscomb-Port)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Brimscombe 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.