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Wapley and Codrington, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Wapley and Codrington, a parish in Gloucestershire. The village of Wapley is 3 miles SE of Yate station on the M.R., and 3 S of Chipping Sodbury. Post town, Chipping Sodbury. The parish includes the hamlet of Codrington. Acreage, 2598; population, 249. The manor belongs to the Codrington family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £210 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1862.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

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. Peter (parish church)

The church of St. Peter is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 5 bells: the east and west windows are stained: there is a chapel on the south side belonging to the Codrington family, containing an altar tomb with inscription on the wall above to John Codrington esq. ob. 1475, the founder of that family, who was 111 years of age when he died: the church was partially restored in 1862, the repair of the chancel being undertaken by the late C. W. Codrington esq.: further repairs were effected in 1897, and again in 1900, when the tower was restored and the bells rehung: there are 150 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Land and Property

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

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.