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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Doynton Holy Trinity|
|Hundred||Langley and Swinehead|
|Poor Law union||Chipping-Sodbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Doynton (Holy Trinity))
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:
- 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.