Frenchay, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Frenchay is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created in 1836 from Winterbourne Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: St. John Baptist, Frenchay

Other places in the parish include: Hambrook and Frenchay.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1834

Nonconformists include: Presbyterian, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Unitarian.

Parishes adjacent to Frenchay

  • Filton
  • Stoke Gifford
  • Winterbourne
  • Downend
  • Stapleton
  • Horfield

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FRENCHAY, a tything and a chapelry in Winterbourne parish, Gloucester. The tything lies on an affluent of the river Avon, 2 miles NNW of Mangotsfield r. station, and 4 NE of Bristol; is a conjoint tything with Hambrook; and has a post office under Bristol. Pop., 1,621. Houses, 358. The chapelry was constituted in 1836; and is less extensive than the tything. Pop., 1,531. Houses, 337. The property is divided among a few. Frenchay House is a chief residence. A thin vein of coal occurs here in a solid rock. The living is a rectory in the diocese of G. and Bristol. Value, £500. Patron, St. John's College, Oxford. The church is good.

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


Frenchay Kellys Gloucestershire Directory 1856


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Clifton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Bristol
  • Poor Law Union: Clifton
  • Hundred: Langley and Swinehead
  • Province: Canterbury