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[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"ALVESTON, a parish in the upper and lower divisions of the hundred of Langley and Swinehead, in the county of Gloucester, 3 miles to the S. of Thornbury. It is situated within a short distance of the Cotswold hills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £250, in the patronage of the dean and chapter. The church, which stands apart from the village, has a low tower, and contains some monumental brasses. Alveston House is the principal residence."

"GROVESEND, a hamlet in the parish of Alveston, hundred of Swineshead, county Gloucester, 2 miles S.E. of Thornbury. Here are traces of an ancient fortified camp, and tumuli in which human remains were discovered in the last century. Lackington, bookseller, once lived here."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

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  • Original source material relating to Alveston, and other parishes in Diocese of Bristol may be found at the Bristol Record Office.

 

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Population

From the Alveston Burial Register: 1813-1870:-

"According to the testimony of John Cullimore (aged 81) the No of inhabitants of the Parish of Alveston in 1770 was 205, and only 5 communicants: the No of houses in 1786 was 47:- the No of houses in Alveston down, from the Ship Inn to the hollow beyond the lime kilns, going to Olveston, was 3 containing 7 inhabitants: the No of houses at Rudgeway in Alveston psh was 3."
(Note from John Rawes: Perpl Curate)

 

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Probate Records