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Doynton, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Doynton, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, on the river Boyd near the boundaries with Wilts and Somerset, 4 miles E of Mangotsfield station on the M.R., 5 W of Marshfield, and 6 NNW of Bath, with a post office under Bath; money order and telegraph office, Pucklechurch. Acreage, 1728, population, 391. Tracy Park and Doynton House are the chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £329 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is old, and was enlarged in 1864; the chancel was restored in 1893. There is a Congregational chapel.

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 parishDoynton Holy Trinity 
HundredLangley and Swinehead 
Poor Law unionChipping-Sodbury 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1566.

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


Church of England

Holy Trinity (parish church)

The church of the Holy Trinity is a building of stone, chiefly Perpendicular in style, and consisting of chancel, nave, north transeptal chapel (attached to the manor of Bury, but now used as a vestry and organ chamber), north aisle, south porch and an embattled tower on the south side, with one pinnacle only remaining, and containing 5 bells: the nave was rebuilt and enlarged in 1864, at a cost of about £2,000, under the direction of the late J. E. Gill, architect, of Bath, when a considerable portion of herringbone masonry was discovered in the wall of the nave on the south side: there are sittings for 400 persons.


Congregational Chapel

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 Doynton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Doynton 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.

CountySouth Gloucestershire
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS30
Post TownBristol