Shirehampton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, created in 1844 from chapelry in Westbury-on-Trym Ancient Parish.

  • Chapelry of Westbury-on-Trym parish (until 1866)
  • Tything (until 1866)
  • Civil Parish (1866 – 1904)

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1727
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1845

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist, Roman Catholic

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHIREHAMPTON, a chapelry, with a village, in Westbury-on-Trym parish, Gloucester; on the river Avon, and on the Bristol Port and Pier railway, 5 miles NW by W of Bristol. It has a r. station, a post-office under Bristol, two good inns, and a dispensary. Real property, £5,224. Pop. in 1851, 632; in 1861, 731. Houses, 145. The property is subdivided. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, not reported. Patron, the Incumbent of Westbury. The church is cruciform. There are a national school and several small charities.

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

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Shirehampton, a chapelry in the parish of Westbury-upon-Trym, county of Gloucester; 5 miles north-west by west of Bristol, on the northern bank of the Avon. Living, a curacy annexed to that of Westbury-upon-Trym. Houses 105. Pop., in 1801, 354; in 1831, 420. Other returns with the parish.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Bisp Daniel, Shirehampton, Gloucestershire, dealer & chapman, Sept. 13, 1823.

Willington Stephen, jun., Shirehampton, Gloucestershire, innholder, Feb. 6, 1835.

Parish Records

People from Shirehampton, Gloucestershire can be found in the following records.

Birth, Marriage, & Death Records – FamilySearch

England, Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Find A Grave Index

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014

British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991

England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944

Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947 

England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963

Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947

Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994

Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940

New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940

New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949

Wales, Glamorgan, Parish Register Marriages, 1837-1922

Wales, Monmouthshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912


Poor Law

Page 315 and 316 Westbury-on-Trym, Stoke Bishop and Shirehampton Poor Book

Page 312 313 and 314 Westbury-on-Trym, Stoke Bishop and Shirehampton Poor Book


Boundary Changes

25 Mar 1885 was enlarged by gaining part of Westbury-on-Trym ancient parish

01 Oct 1901 was reduced to enlarge Bristol Civil Parish

01 Oct 1902 was reduced to enlarge Bristol Civil Parish

01 Oct 1904 was reduced to enlarge Bristol Civil Parish

01 Oct 1904 was abolished to enlarge Bristol Civil Parish


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

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