Twigworth Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Photo of Twigworth Church
Photo of Twigworth Church. Twigworth church is dedicated to St Matthew. It was built in 1841-42 to a design by Thomas Fulljames. by Philip Halling, some rights reserved.

Twigworth is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, formed in 1844 from Gloucester St Mary de Lode Parish and Gloucester St Catherine Parish.

Parish church: St Matthew

Parish registers begin: 1844

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Parishes adjacent to Twigworth

  • Gloucester St Mark
  • Sandhurst
  • Norton
  • Down Hatherley
  • Gloucester St Mary de Lode

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Twigworth, a hamlet in St. Mary-de-Lode parish, and a chapelry, partly also in St. Catherine parish, Gloucestershire. The hamlet lies 2½ miles N of Gloucester r. station. Real property, £1,398. Pop., 178. Houses, 34. The chapelry was constituted in 1844. Post town, Gloucester. Pop., 552. Houses, 103. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £100. Patron, the Bishop of G. and B. The church is modern, and has a lofty spire.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Twigworth, 3m. N.N.E. Gloucester. P. 136

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Twigworth, a hamlet in that part of the parish of St. Mary de Lode, Gloucester, which is in the upper division of the hundred of Dudstone and King's Barton, county of Gloucester, 2 miles (N. N. E.) from Gloucester, containing 90 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

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  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Gloucester
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Gloucester
  • Poor Law Union: Gloucester
  • Hundred: Dudstone and King's Barton
  • Province: Canterbury