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Little Sodbury, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Sodbury, Little, a parish in Gloucestershire, 2 miles E. by N of Chipping Sodbury, and 4 E by N of Yate station on the M.R. Post town, Chipping Sodbury. Acreage, 1093; population, 143. The manor house, now occupied as a farmhouse, was the seat of Sir John Walsh. There are remains of a Roman encampment. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £157 with residence. The church was built in 1859. Tyndale, the translator of the Scriptures, was for some time a resident.

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 parishLittle Sodbury St. Adeline 
Poor Law unionChipping-Sodbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1703.

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


Church of England

St. Adeline (parish church)

The church of St. Adeline, incorporating as far as possible the design of its predecessor, is an edifice of stone, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of nave (without chancel), north aisle, vestry, south porch and an embattled south-western tower with pinnacles, containing the old bell: there are 150 sittings: the churchyard was formed and inclosed in 1859, there having originally been no burial ground in the parish.

St. Adeline (old) (parish church)

The old church of St. Adeline, a building of stone, in the Perpendicular style, adjacent to the Manor House, was disused in 1859 on account of its dilapidated condition.


Baptist Chapel

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 Little Sodbury from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Little Sodbury 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 districtBS37
Post TownBristol