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Harnhill, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Harnhill, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, near the Thames and Severn Canal, 3½ miles ESE of Cirencester. There is a post office under Cirencester; money order and telegraph office, Cirencester. Acreage, 708; population, 56. The living is a rectory, with the vicarage of Driffield annexed, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; value, £316. 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 parishHarnhill St. Michael 
HundredCrowthorne and Minety 
Poor Law unionCirencester 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1740.

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


Church of England

St. Michael (parish church)

The church of St. Michael is an edifice of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a shingled western turret containing 2 bells: over the south entrance is a rude carving of St. Michael combating the Dragon; there are 100 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 Harnhill from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Harnhill 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL7