Rangeworthy, a parochial chapelry in Thornbury parish, Gloucestershire, 3 miles N of Yate station on the M.R., and 5 SE of Thornbury. It has a post and money order office under Wickwar (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Wickwar. Acreage, 896; population, 234. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £149. Patron, the Vicar of Thornbury. The church has three Norman arches, and was restored in 1851. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Thornbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1690.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
Holy Trinity (parish church)
The church of the Holy Trinity, restored in 1851, is a building of stone, chiefly in the Perpendicular style, but with some late Norman features, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and a western turret containing one bell: the nave is separated from the chancel by a Norman arch, and there are north and south doorways of the same date: the chancel retains a piscina and aumbry, and the rood loft stairs are used as an approach to the pulpit: there are 160 sittings: in 1889, W. J. Phelps esq. lord of the manor, presented one-fifth of an acre of land to the parish for the enlargement of the burial ground.
The Congregational chapel was founded in 1723, with 250 sittings.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Rangeworthy from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Rangeworthy)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Rangeworthy are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:
- Gloucester Citizen
- Gloucester Journal
- Gloucestershire Chronicle
- Gloucestershire Echo
- Cheltenham Chronicle
- Cheltenham Looker-On
The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.