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Nympsfield, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Nymphsfield, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands among the Cotswolds, 2½ miles SSE of Frocester station on the M.R., and 4 NE of Dursley, and has a post office under Stonehouse; money order and telegraph office, Uley. The parish comprises 1546 acres; population, 235. An ancient British burial-place is on an eminence overlooking the valley of the Severn, and was explored in 1861 by the Cotswold Naturalist Club. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £227 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was rebuilt in 1863, is in the Early English style; comprises nave, N aisle, and chancel, with porch and vestry; and retains the old tower, which is fine Later English. There are Roman Catholic and Baptist 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 parishNymphsfield St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionDursley 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Nimpsfield (Bishops Transcripts), Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Nimpsfield 1679-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.

The parish register of burials dates from the year 1618; marriages, 1680, and baptisms 1684, and it contains a record of the progress of James II. through the parish, Aug. 22, 1687.

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


Church of England

St. Bartholomew (parish church)

The parish church of St. Bartholomew, re-erected, with the exception of the tower, in 1863, in the first Pointed style, consists of chancel, nave of four bays, north aisle, north-west porch, vestry, organ chamber, and an embattled western tower, of Perpendicular date, with pinnacles, containing a clock and one bell: the internal fittings are of oak, and there is a tablet in the church bearing a list of the incumbents from A.D. 1185: there are 220 sittings.


Baptist Chapel

Roman Catholic

St. Joseph

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 Nympsfield from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Nympsfield 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL10
Post TownStonehouse