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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Sandhurst St. Lawrence|
|Hundred||Dudstone and Kings Barton|
|Poor Law union||Gloucester|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Sandhurst (St. Lawrence))
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:
- 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.