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Sandhurst, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Sandhurst, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, near the river Severn, 3 miles N of Gloucester. Post town, Gloucester. Acreage, 2172; population of the civil parish, 438; of the ecclesiastical, 447. Wallsworth Hall is the chief residence. There are a tar and resin distillery and a naphtha manufactory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £290 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church, of the 15th century, probably succeeded a building of much earlier date. It has a very interesting leaden Norman font. It was restored and enlarged in 1858.

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 parishSandhurst St. Lawrence 
HundredDudstone and Kings Barton 
Poor Law unionGloucester 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1537.

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


Church of England

St. Laurence (parish church)

The church of St. Laurence, originally a Saxon foundation, was restored and enlarged in 1858, and is an edifice of stone in the Late Pointed style: it consists of chancel, nave of four bays, north aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 8 bells: the font is leaden and of the twelfth century: there are 250 sittings.


Wesleyan Chapel

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 Sandhurst from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Sandhurst 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL2
Post TownGloucester