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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Horfield)
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:
- 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.