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Oldland, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Oldland, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish partly in Bitton parish, Gloucestershire. The village stands near the river Avon, at the boundary with Somerset, 1½ mile N of Bitton station on the M.R., and 5½ miles ESE of Bristol. It has a post and money order office, called Oldland Common, under Bristol; telegraph office, Bitton railway station. The township includes the village, and comprises 2282 acres; population, 8837. There are collieries. Besides a parish council for Bitton, there is one for the rural district of hamlet of Oldland. The ecclesiastical parish is partly included in the hamlet, and was constituted in 1862. Population, 1856. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £316 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Bitton. The church is in the Early English style, and consists of apsidal chancel, nave, transepts, and a bell-turret. There are Baptist, Congregational, and Primitive Methodist chapels. Kingswood, in Oldland hamlet, forms a separate ecclesiastical parish.

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 parishBitton 
HundredLangley and Swinehead 
Poor Law unionKeynsham 

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

Church Records

The register dates only from the year 1814, earlier entries being included in the registers of Bitton.

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


Church of England

All Saints, Longwell Green
St. Anne (parish church)

The church of St. Anne, erected in 1829, on the site of a 12th or 13th century structure serving as a chapel of ease to Bitton, is a building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of apsidal chancel, nave, transepts, with an open turret containing one bell: seven of the windows are stained, and there are 300 sittings.


Baptist Chapel


Congregational Chapel


Primitive Methodist Chapel
Primitive Methodist Chapel

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Oldland from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Oldland 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 districtBS30
Post TownBristol