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Archives and Libraries

  • Original source material relating to Highnam, 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 Highnam 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 Highnam which are provided by:


  • "HIGHNAM, a hamlet in the parish of Churcham, hundred of Dudstone, county Gloucester, 2 miles W. of Gloucester. The principal residence is Highnam Court, built by the Cookes, after a design by Hugo Jones. It contains a picture gallery, with an original portrait of Cromwell, a Madonna by Titian, Algernon Sydney by Lely, &c."
    [Description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Historical Geography

  • "Ecclesiastical parish formed from tithings of Over and Linton in Churcham, 1851."
    (Ref: Guide to the Parish Records of the City of Bristol and the County of Gloucester; I. Gray & E. Ralph, 1963)

You can see the administrative areas in which Highnam 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 SO790190 (Lat/Lon: 51.869134, -2.306427), Highnam which are provided by: