Oldbury on Severn
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"OLDBURY-UPON-SEVERN, a tything and chapelry in the parish of Thornbury, lower division of the hundred of Thornbury, county Gloucester, 2½ miles N.W. of Thornbury, its post town, and 7 S.W. of the Berkeley station on the Birmingham and Bristol railway. The village, which is chiefly agricultural, is situated on the river Severn, which has a good salmon fishery. There are two Roman camps in the neighbourhood. The soil is of a loamy nature upon a subsoil of clay. The living is a curacy annexed to the vicarage* of Thornbury, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £60, in the patronage of Christ Church, Oxford. The church is an ancient structure, with a tower containing one bell. The church has been partially restored. There is a National school for both sexes. The Wesleyans have a place of worship. H. Howard, Esq., is lord of the manor."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
- Original source material relating to Oldbury on Severn, and other parishes in Diocese of Gloucester may be found at the Gloucestershire Archives.
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The period covered for St Arilda's Church is 1813-1878C (except 1859-1862); 1813-1878B (except 1859-1862). There were no Marriages.
- The transcription of the section for Oldbury upon Severn from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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