Falfield, a tithing and an ecclesiastical parish in Thornbury parish, Gloucestershire, 3½ miles NE by E of Thornbury. Falfield forms with Morton a tithing. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) Eastwood House is the chief residence. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1863. Population, 529. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £140 with residence. The church was built in 1860. There is a Congregational chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Thornbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The separate register dates only from the year 1813; all earlier entries relating to this place are included in the Thornbury registers.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. George (parish church)
The church of St. George, erected in 1860 at a cost of £1,460, partly given by the late Sir George Samuel Jenkinson bart. is a building of red sandstone in the Early English style, from designs by Mr. Dawkes, architect, and consists of chancel, nave and south porch, over which is an open bell turret with a small octagonal broach spire and containing 1 bell: the east window was filled with stained glass at the expense of the late Sir G. S. Jenkinson bart.: the stained west window was erected by Sir G. B. Jenkinson bart. as a memorial to Sir G. S. Jenkinson, d. 1892, and Emily Sophia, his wife, and there are others to Anthony Lyster esq. of Stillorgan Park, Dublin, father of the late Lady Jenkinson; to Robert Anthony Banks Jenkinson, and son of Sir G. S. Jenkinson bart. accidentally killed June 21, 1882; and to a daughter of the Rev. E. Hoare, a former rector of this parish: there are 200 sittings.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Falfield from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Falfield)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Falfield 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.