Almondsbury

Extract from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England, 1831.
Transcribed by Mel Lockie, © Copyright 2010
Lewis Topographical Dictionaries

ALMONDSBURY, a parish comprising the tything of Almondsbury, in the lower division of the hundred of BERKELEY, and the tythings of Hempton with Patchway, Over, and Lower Tockington, in the lower division of the hundred of LANGLEY and SWINE-HEAD, county of GLOUCESTER, and containing 1408 inhabitants, of which number, 477 are in the tything of Almondsbury, 4 miles (S. by W.) from Thornbury. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Bishop of Bristol, rated in the king's books at £20. The church, situated in that part of the parish which is in the hundred of Berkeley, is dedicated to St. Mary: it is a handsome cruciform structure, in the early English style, with a tower and spire at the intersection. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The village is situated at the foot of a ridge of limestone rocks, near the small river Boyd, which falls into the Lower Avon: the views from the heights are remarkably grand and extensive, embracing the whole estuary of the Severn, and the opposite coast of Wales. Here is a free school with a small endowment.

EARTHCOTT-GAUNTS, a tything in that part of the parish of ALMONDSBURY which is in the lower division of the hundred of BERKELEY, county of GLOUCESTER, 5 miles (S. by E.) from Thornbury. The population is returned with the parish.

HEMPTON, a tything, joint with Patchway, in that part of the parish of ALMONDSBURY which is in the lower division of the hundred of LANGLEY-AND-SWINEHEAD, county of GLOUCESTER, 6 miles (S. by W.) from Thornbury, containing 500 inhabitants.

OVER, a tything in that part of the parish of ALMONDSBURY which is in the lower division of the hundred of LANGLEY-and-SWINEHEAD, county of GLOUCESTER, 6 miles (N. by W.) from Bristol, containing 133 inhabitants.

PATCHWAY, a tything, joint with Hempton, in that part of the parish of ALMONDSBURY which is in the lower division of the hundred of LANGLEY-and-SWINEHEAD, county of GLOUCESTER, 5 miles (N. by E.) from Bristol. The population is returned with Hempton.

TOCKINGTON (LOWER), a tything in that part of the parish of ALMONDSBURY which is in the lower division of the hundred of LANGLEY-and-SWINEHEAD, county of GLOUCESTER, 3 miles (S. by E.) from Thornbury, containing 298 inhabitants.

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