Shirehampton, a village, a tithing, and an ecclesiastical parish in Westbury-on-Trym parish, Gloucestershire. The village stands on the river Avon, 5 miles NW by W of Bristol. It has a station on the Bristol Port and Pier railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bristol. It has become a holiday resort on account of its sheltered and picturesque situation. The tithing comprises 1364 acres of land and 367 of water (including 295 of foreshore); population, 2682. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members and a chairman. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1844. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value. £188 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of the diocese. The church is cruciform. There are Wesleyan and Congregational chapels. Avonmouth, a seaport with large docks belonging to the corporation of Bristol, is situated in the parish. St Andrew's church, a chapel of ease to Shirehampton, was consecrated in 1893.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Civil parish||Westbury upon Trim|
|Poor Law union||Clifton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Shirehampton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Shirehampton)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Shirehampton 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
Villages, Hamlets, &cAvonmouth
The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.