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Rockhampton, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishRockhampton St. Oswald 
HundredLangley and Swinehead 
Poor Law unionThornbury 

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

Church Records

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.

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 Rockhampton from the following:

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:

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 districtGL13
Post TownBerkeley