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Horfield, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Horfield, a village and a parish in Bristol parliamentary borough, Gloucestershire. The village is 2 miles NNE of Bristol, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bristol. The parish comprises 1314 acres; population of the civil parish, 8202; of the ecclesiastical, 2912. It is governed by a local board. The headquarters of the 28th regimental district (Gloucestershire Regiment) are situated here. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £272 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol.

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 
Poor Law unionClifton 

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

Church Records

The parish registers for the Diocese of Bristol are available online at Ancestry, in association with Bristol Archives.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Horfield from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Horfield 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.

CountyCity of Bristol
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS7
Post TownBristol