In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hanham like this:
HANHAM, a hamlet and a chapelry in Bitton parish, Gloucester. The hamlet lies on the river Avon, at the boundary with Somerset, 1 mile NW of Keynsham r. station, and 5 ESE of Bristol; and has a post office under Bristol. The chapelry was reconstituted, with altered limits, in 1844. Acres, within the original limits, 1, 212Real property, £3, 706; of which £127 are in quarries. ...
Pop., 1, 224. Houses, 255. Rated property within the new limits, £3, 229. Pop., 1, 271. Houses, 267. The property is subdivided. The quarries are numerous; and what they furnish is paving stone for Bath and Bristol. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Christchurch, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £131.* Patron, the Vicar of Bitton. There are two churches-Hanham-Abbotts and Christchurch-and a Wesleyan chapel.
Hanham is now part of South Gloucestershire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Gloucestershire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hanham itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hanham in South Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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