Compton Greenfield, Gloucestershire
Compton-Greenfield, a parish in Gloucestershire, near the estuary of the Severn, 6½ miles NNW of Bristol, and 2 S of Pilning station on the Bristol and South Wales branch of the G.W.R. Post town, Westbury-on-Trym, under Bristol; money order and telegraph office, Henbury. Hollywood Tower is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £192 with residence. The church was mainly rebuilt in 1852, and is in the Early English style, but has a fine Norman doorway, and an ancient, embattled, ivy-clad tower.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1583.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
All Saints (parish church)
The church of All Saints, rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1852, and restored in 1896, is an edifice of stone chiefly in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, side chapel and a tower containing 2 bells: there is a fine Norman doorway, dating from 1180, and the chancel arch is of the same period: there are memorial windows to Sir John and Francis Davis, and sittings for 96 persons.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Compton Greenfield from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Compton-Greenfield)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Compton Greenfield 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.