Tytherington, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 3 miles SE of Thornbury, with a station on the Yate and Thornbury branch of the M.R., and a post office under Falfleld (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Thornbury. Tytherington Hills command an extensive view. There are remains of a Roman camp. Quarries of limestone and millstone grit are worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, .6186 with residence. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1882.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Tytherington St. James|
|Poor Law union||Thornbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1662.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. James (parish church)
The church of St. James is a building of stone in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, aisles, soutih porch and an embattled western tower, containing 5 bells, the tenor bell weighing 14 cwt.: the church was restored in 1882-4 at a cost of £1,800, the restoration of the chancel being defrayed by the late Rev. George Taswell M.A. then patron, and the greater portion of the remainder by H. L. Hardwicke esq.: there are 250 sittings: the churchyard is well laid out.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Tytherington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Tytherington (St. James))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Tytherington 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.