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Brookthorpe, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Brookthorpe or Brookthrop or Brockthrop, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, under the Wolds, 2½ miles NNE of Haresfield station on the M.R., and 4 miles S of Gloucester. There is a post office under Gloucester, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage of the civil parish, 1094; population, 180; of the ecclesiastical with Whaddon, 426. The living is a vicarage united with the vicarage of Whaddon and part of Tuffley in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £254 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester, two turns, and the Neeld family, one turn. The church is Early English, with a saddle-back tower, and has on the cornice of the south porch a curious inscription relating to the execution of Charles I.

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Brookthorpe 1617-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The register of Brookthorpe dates from 1730.

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


Church of England

St. Swithen (parish church)

The church of St. Swithen is a small but ancient building of stone in the First Pointed or Early English style of the 13th century, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and a western saddle-backed tower, containing a clock and 2 bells: in the cornice of the south porch, rudely cut, is a curious chronogram referring to the martyrdom of Charles I. A memorial window was placed, about 1897, to the Rev. Stuart Majendie B.A. vicar 1883-95; and there is another to the Rev. Dr. Bailey, a former vicar: the church was completely restored in 1892 at a cost of £1,200, and affords 110 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Brookthorpe 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 districtGL4
Post TownGloucester