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Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Stoke Gifford, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 1½ mile NE of Filton station on the G.W.R., and 5 miles NNE of Bristol. It has a post office under Bristol; money order and telegraph office, Hambrook. Acreage, 2397; population of the civil parish, 364; of the ecclesiastical, 359. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to the Duke of Beaufort. A Roman settlement was at Cold Harbour. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £46 with residence. Patron, the Duke of Beaufort. The church is Early English.

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 parishStoke-Gifford St. Michael 
Poor Law unionClifton 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1556.

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


Church of England

St. Michael (parish church)

The church of St. Michael is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, north aisle, south porch and an embattled tower on the south side, containing 3 bells: there are sittings for 234 persons.

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 Stoke Gifford from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Stoke Gifford 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 districtBS34
Post TownBristol