Frocester, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Frocester is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire.

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Parish registers begin: 1559

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Parishes adjacent to Frocester

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FROCESTER, a village and a parish in Wheatenhurst district, Gloucester. The village stands under Camley Pike, adjacent to the Bristol and Gloucester railway, 5 miles W by S of Stroud; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Stonehouse. The parish comprises 1,833 acres. Real property, £5,938; of which £1,386 are in railways. Pop., 262. Houses, 59. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged formerly to the Huntleys; and belongs now to the Earl of Ducie. The manor-house, Frocester Court, is of the time of Elizabeth; and it gave that sovereign a night's lodging in 1574. A grand residence of the abbots of Gloucester was in the parish; and an ancient conventual barn, 210 feet, is still standing. Camley Pike, in the vicinity of the village, is a conical hill, commanding an extensive and very fine view. The living is a vicarage, with Chapel, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Valne, £229. Patron, the Rev. H. W. Bloxsome. The church is modern, and has a neat tower. Charities, £5.

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

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Frocester (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Wheatenhurst, Lower division of the hundred of Whitstone, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 5 1/2 miles (W. by S.) from Stroud; containing 344 inhabitants. This place is situated on the old road from Gloucester to Bath, and comprises about 1800 acres; the surface is varied, rising in some parts into considerable elevation, and on the hills are quarries of good stone, for building and for the roads. The village is pleasantly seated at the foot of a lofty hill, from the summit of which is an extensive and interesting view of the vale watered by the Severn. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's books at £10. 5. 10.; patron and impropriator, Lord Ducie. The tithes have been commuted for £260, and the glebe comprises one small field, attached to the glebe-house. A school is supported by subscription. A college of prebendaries formerly existed here, which, on its suppression, was given to the Abbey of St. Peter, Gloucester. Frocester Court, now a farm-house, was originally a stately mansion, and it is on record, that Queen Elizabeth once paid a visit to its proprietor; a barn on the farm, probably the grand hall of the building, has still a roof of oak, equal in length and solidity to that of Westminster Hall.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV.


Marriages at Frocester 1559-1837

Marriages at Frocester 1559-1837 - UK Genealogy Archives


Frocester Marriages 1814 to 1837  

Frocester Marriages 1800 to 1812

Frocester Marriages 1785 to 1799

Frocester Marriages 1775 to 1784

Frocester Marriages 1754 to 1774


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