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Gloucester

"The chief city, containing 5 parish churches, besides its ancient and magnificent cathedral. It is well built, and its four principal streets are greatly admired for the regularity of their junction in the centre of the town; besides which there are several smaller ones, all well paved. Here is a good stone bridge over the Severn, the lowest down that river, with a quay, wharf, and custom-house. The manufacture of pins, &c., is not so flourishing. It is seated on the east side of the Severn, where, by its two streams, it forms the Isle of Alney. It is 106 miles from London. Market, Wednesday. Fairs on April 5, July 5, September 28, and November 28, the latter chiefly for fat hogs. Population, 14,152." (From Barclay's Complete and Universal English Dictionary, 1842.)

Introduction

 

Gloucester has a large number of parishes as listed below. Currently we do not have separate pages for any of them

 

Parishes
  • All Saints (ancient parish) (1597)
  • All Saints (1875)
  • Cathedral (St Peter)
  • Christchurch (1823)
  • Holy Trinity (1557)
  • Littleworth
  • Mariners (1849)
  • St Aldate (1572)
  • St Barnabas (1907)
  • St Catherine (1687)
  • St James (1843)
  • St John the Baptist (1558)
  • St Luke (1841)
  • St Mark (1847)
  • St Mary de Crypt (1653)
  • St Mary de Grace
  • St Mary de Lode (1675)
  • St Michael (1553)
  • St Nicholas (1558)
  • St Oswald (1933)
  • St Owen
  • St Paul (1883)
  • St Stephen (1896)

Bibliography

  • Verey, David & Welander, David - Gloucester Cathedral. Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1979. Paperback 160p.
    • ISBN 0 904387 34 8

 

Cemeteries

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Gloucester 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 Gloucester which are provided by:

Directories

 

Gazetteers

 

Historical Geography

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

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO830180 (Lat/Lon: 51.860280, -2.248282), Gloucester which are provided by: