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Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Mangotsfield, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village is 5 miles NE of Bristol, and has a station on the M.R. and a post and money order office; telegraph office, at the railway station. There is another station and also a telegraph post office at Staple Hill. The parish contains also the ecclesiastical parish of Downend and part of that of Kingswood. Acreage, 2606; population of the civil parish, 7247; of the ecclesiastical, 1555. It is divided into three wards for the purposes of the parish council, which is composed of fifteen members. There are numerous good residences. Pennant stone is worked in the W, and the coal tract of Kingswood adjoins the S. There was anciently a nunnery, the remains of which existed in the time of Leiand. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £200 with residence. The church, which is ancient, was repaired in 1850, is in the Pointed style, and consists of nave, N aisle, chantry, and chancel, with tower and spire. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishMangotsfield St. James 
Poor Law unionKeynsham 

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

Church Records

The parish register dates from the year 1578.

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


Church of England

St. James (parish church)

The church of St. James is a building of stone, in the Gothic style, consisting of chancel with chantry, which retains a piscina, nave of three bays, north aisle, south porch and an embattled tower on the south side, with pinnacles and spire, and containing a clock and 6 bells: the church was almost entirely rebuilt in 1850, and has 350 sittings.


Congregational Chapel


Primitive Methodist Chapel
Wesleyan 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 Mangotsfield from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Mangotsfield 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 districtBS16
Post TownBristol