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Bulley, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Bulley, a parish in Gloucestershire, 1½ mile NW of Oakle Street station on the G.W.R., and 5 miles WNW of Gloucester, which is the post town. Acreage, 963; population, 166. The living is a chapelry, annexed to the vicarage of Churcham, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is ancient and small; the chancel arch and the S doorway are Norman. The register dates from 1541.

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 parishBulley St. Michael 
Hundredthe Duchy of Lancaster 
Poor Law unionWestbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1541.

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


Church of England

St. Michael (parish church)

The church of St. Michael is an edifice of stone in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a small low western turret containing one bell; the chancel arch and south doorway are good examples of Norman work: the church was closed in 1876, and remained in a dilapidated condition until 1886, when it was thoroughly restored, and the chancel and vestry rebuilt at a cost of £900, and reopened June 6, 1887: the cost of the new porch and entrance gate was defrayed by the late William Philip Price esq.: there are 84 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bulley from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Bulley 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.