Acton Turville, Gloucestershire
Acton-Turville, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, near the Fosse Way and under the Cotswold Hills, 6 miles E by S of Chipping-Sodbury, and 7 E of Yate station on the M.R. It has a post office under Chippenham; telegraph office, Badminton. Acreage, 1015; population, 266. The manor belongs to the Duke of Beaufort. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £117. The church was rebuilt in 1853 in the Early English style. There is a Baptist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Acton-Turville St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Chipping-Sodbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Acton Turville 1671-1723, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.
The register dates from the year 1665.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Mary (parish church)
The church of St. Mary, an edifice of stone, in the Early English style, was almost entirely rebuilt, with the exception of the bell turret and chancel arch, in 1853, under the direction of Mr. Wyattt architect; it now consists of chancel, nave, north aisle (added in 1853), south aisle, south porch and a turret, placed between the chancel and nave, and containing one bell, cast in 1853; the chancel was restored by the Duke of Beaufort, and the rest of the church at the expense of the parishioners, assisted by a grant from the Incorporated Church Building Society: in 1912 the church was again renovated, a new organ installed and 6 stained glass memorial windows inserted: there are 150 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Acton Turville from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Acton-Turville (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Acton Turville 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.