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Wick, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Wick, a hamlet and an ecclesiastical parish in Abson parish, Gloucestershire, on the river Boyd, 2 miles E by S of Warmley station on the M.R., and 6 N of Bath. It has a post office under Bath; money order and telegraph office, Warmley. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1880; population, 763. The valley of the Boyd is flanked by perpendicular rocks, rising to a height of 200 feet, and containing quartz crystals known as Bristol diamonds. On the summit of the N cliff is a Roman camp covering an area of 12 acres, and defended by a broad ditch and a double vallum. Wick Court is a fine Elizabethan residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £276 with residence. The church was built in 1850. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishWick and Abson St. James 
Poor Law unionChipping-Sodbury 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1880.

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


Church of England

St. Bartholomew (parish church)

The church of St. Bartholomew, consecrated in April, 1850, is an edifice of freestone, with Bath stone dressings, in the Early English style, from designs by Mr. William Butterfield F.S.A. architect, and consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an unfinished western tower containing 2 bells: the choir screen, stalls and pulpit are of oak: there are 400 sittings.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wick from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Wick 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 districtBS30
Post TownBristol