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Chipping Sodbury

Archives and Libraries

  • Original source material relating to Chipping Sodbury, and other parishes in Diocese of Gloucester may be found at the Gloucestershire Archives.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Chipping Sodbury area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Chipping Sodbury which are provided by:



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Chipping Sodbury has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST720820 (Lat/Lon: 51.536155, -2.405111), Chipping Sodbury which are provided by:

Names, Geographical

  • "Chipping" (or cheping, to mean buying and selling) in place-names identifies a location where a market was held. Examples in other counties include High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire) sometimes called Chipping Wycombe, Chipping Lambourne (Berkshire); and Cheapside in the City of London was so named because of the market which was held there.