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Elberton, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Elberton, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, near the river Severn, 3 miles SW of Thornbury station. Post town, Almondshury. Acreage, 1531; population, 144. Remains exist of a Roman camp of 2 acres. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £207 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is Early English.

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 parishElberton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionThornbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1763.

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


Church of England

St. John the Evangelist (parish church)

The church of St. John the Evangelist is a building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, north porch and a central embattled tower with pinnacles and spire containing one bell of early date: the chancel windows are all stained: there is a stone coffin in the south aisle, and hagioscopes in each of the tower piers; the entrance to the rood loft also remains: the church was thoroughly restored in 1858, and the tower in 1901 at a cost of £120: there are 200 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 Elberton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Elberton 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 districtBS35
Post TownBristol