Cold Ashton, Gloucestershire

Cold Ashton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

Other places in the parish include: Pensylvania.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1734

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist

Parishes adjacent to Cold Ashton

  • Doynton
  • St Catherine
  • Langridge
  • Weston
  • Batheaston
  • Marshfield
  • Bitton
  • Dyrham
  • Swainswick

Historical Descriptions

Cold Ashton

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Cold-Ashton, 1½ m. W. Marshfield. P. 414.

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Ashton (Cold), a parish in the hund. of Pucklechurch, union of Chipping-Sodbury, Gloucestershire; 10¼ miles east by south of Bristol; 5 north of Bath. Living, a rectory in the archd. of Gloucester and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol; rated at £17 1s. 8d.; gross income £492. Patron, in 1835, W. Batchellor. There are 2 day-schools here. Pop., in 1801, 224; in 1831, 322. Houses 68. Acres 2,310. A. P. £3,665. Poor rates, in 1837, £57.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Pensylvania, a hamlet in Cold Ashton parish, Gloucester; 2 miles SW of Marshfield.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Chipping Sodbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 - Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Hawkesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Chipping Sodbury
  • Hundred: Pucklechurch
  • Province: Canterbury