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Rangeworthy, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishThornbury 
Poor Law unionThornbury 

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

Church Records

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.


Congregational Chapel

The Congregational chapel was founded in 1723, with 250 sittings.


Wesleyan Chapel

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Rangeworthy from the following:

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:

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 districtBS37
Post TownBristol