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Brockworth, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Brockworth, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, on Ermine Street, in the vale of Gloucester, 4 miles ESE of Gloucester, under which it has a post office; money order office, Hucclecote; telegraph office, Churchdown. Acreage of parish, 1957; population, 411. The grounds called the Court were the site of a Roman station, and have yielded Roman remains. Cooper's Hill, a steep projection from neighbouring hills, commands a brilliant view. The manor formerly belonged to Llanthorny Priory. Well Close and Dray's Court are the chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £175 with residence. The church is Early Decorated, with Norman arches under the tower. John Theyer the antiquary, who died in 1673, was a native. His library, which included numerous manuscripts from the monastic library of Llanthorny, was purchased by the King, and formed part of the collection given by George III. to the British Museum.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishBrockworth St. George 
HundredDudstone and Kings Barton 
Poor Law unionGloucester 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1559.

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


Church of England

St. George (parish church)

The church of St. George is a building of stone, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, north aisle, a small chapel on the south side, south porch and an embattled central tower containing 6 bells: the arches supporting the tower are Norman, and the arcade dividing the nave and north aisle Early Decorated: the east and west windows and one on each side of the chancel are stained, and there is an iron chancel screen: there are 250 sittings.


Congregational Chapel

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Brockworth from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Brockworth 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 districtGL3
Post TownGloucester