"THORNBURY, a parish, post and market town, in the lower division of the hundred of the same name, county Gloucester, 11 miles N.E. of Bristol, and 22 S.W. of Gloucester. It is situated in the vale of Berkeley, on the banks of a small rivulet, about 2 miles E. of the river Severn, and near the Gloucester railway. It is a polling-place for the W. division of the county, and a petty sessions town. The parish contains the chapelries of Falfield, Oldbury-on-Severn, Rangeworthy, and the tything of Kington Moorton, where the Union poorhouse is situated.
[Extracted from transcription of The National Gazetteer of