Rockhampton, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 2¼ miles NNE of Thombury, with a post office under Falfield (S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Falfield. Acreage of the civil parish, 972; population, 149; of the ecclesiastical, 195. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £289 with residence. The church was restored in 1872.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Rockhampton St. Oswald|
|Hundred||Langley and Swinehead|
|Poor Law union||Thornbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1564.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Oswald (parish church)
The church of St. Oswald is a building of stone, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and a western tower with open parapet and pinnacles, containing one bell: the nave was rebuilt in 1861, at a cost of £100, and the chancel in 1866, at a cost of £500: there are 150 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Rockhampton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Rockhampton (St. Oswald))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Rockhampton 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.