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Shirehampton, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

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.

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 
Civil parishWestbury upon Trim 
Poor Law unionClifton 

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

Church Records

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:

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:

Villages, Hamlets, &c


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

CountyCity of Bristol
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS11
Post TownBristol