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Northwick (Henbury), Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Northwick, a tithing and a chapelry in Henbury parish, Gloucestershire. The tithing is conjoint with Redwick, and lies on the river Severn, 5¼ miles SW by W of Thornbury. Post town and money order office, Pilning, under Bristol; telegraph office, Tockington. Acreage of Redwick and Northwick, 1263; population, 385. For parish council purposes Northwick and Redwick are combined, and have a parish council consisting of five members. Part of the land lies very low, and is protected from the tide by a huge sea-wall. The living, with Anst, is a chapelry, annexed to the vicarage of Henbury, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church, dedicated to St Thomas, was rebuilt in 1840, is in the Norman style, and consists of nave, transepts, and chancel, with a low tower.

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 
Civil parishHenbury 
Poor Law unionThornbury 

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

Church Records

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Northwick (Henbury) from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

CountySouth Gloucestershire