Olveston  Gloucestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Olveston like this:

OLVESTON, a village, a tything, and a parish, in Thornbury district, Gloucester. The village stands 2¾ miles E S E of the Severn, 2¾ N N E of piling r. station, and 3¼ S W of Thornbury; and has a post-office under Bristol. The tything includes the village, and bears the name of Olveston and Cote. ...

Real property, £6, 848. Pop. in 1851, 789. Houses, 156. The parish contains also the tything of Upper Tockington, and comprises 4, 787 acres. Real property, £12, 795. Pop. in 1861, 1, 699. Houses, 337. The property is subdivided. The manor of Olveston belonged anciently to the Dennis family; and belongs now to R.Lippincott, Esq. The manor of Tockington belongs to the Rev. J. R. Charlton. Olveston-Green, Freezewood, Fern Park, New Leaze House, Oakleaze, Harts, Ridgeway, Lower Hazel, Woodhouse, and Tockington House are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £799.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is partly early English; was repaired and considerably enlarged in 1840; consists of nave, transepts, aisles, and chancel, with Sporch and pinnacled tower; and contains an old brass of Sir W. Dennis. There are chapels for Quakers, Wesleyans, and United Free Methodists, a mixed national school, an infant school, and charities £12.

Olveston through time

Olveston 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 Olveston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Olveston in South Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 03rd December 2021

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