[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"ROCKHAMPTON, a parish in the lower division of Langley hundred, county Gloucester, 2 miles N.E. of Thornbury, its post town, and 6 from the Berkeley Road station on the Birmingham and Bristol railway. The village, which is of small extent, is wholly agricultural. The surface is hilly, and where flat subject to inundation by the river Severn. The soil is marl, sand, and clay, and about 200 acres are boggy. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £283, and there are 21 acres of glebe. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £249. The church, dedicated to St. Oswald, is an ancient stone structure with a tower containing one bell. The parochial charities produce about £13 per annum. Major Peach is lord of the manor."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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The period covered for St Oswald's Church is 1700-1900C; 1700-1878M (except 1859-1862); 1700-1900B.
- The transcription of the section for Rockhampton from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
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