County history in progress

When completed, the Victoria County History of Gloucestershire Volume 14 will cover all the ancient parishes of Lower Grumbalds Ash Hundred, including:

  • Acton Turville
  • Chipping Sodbury
  • Dodington
  • Little Sodbury
  • Old Sodbury
  • Tormarton
  • Wapley with Codrington
  • West Littleton
  • Yate

Work on this volume started with Yate and was published as a VCH Short in autumn 2015 with the support of a group of volunteers based at the Yate Heritage Centre. The Gloucestershire County History Trust is very pleased to record its gratitude to South Glos Council for funding this work.

The Yate volume formed the springboard for the next stage on the project, to research the three adjacent parishes of Chipping Sodbury, Little Sodbury and Old Sodbury. We were fortunate to receive significant grant support for this work from the Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, and further assistance from South Glos Council and Hanson PLC.

Work has now begun on the remaining parishes in the volume. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering to help VCH Gloucestershire, please visit the VCH Gloucestershire website.

Comments on the drafts are very welcome, and can be sent by email to

Draft histories in progress

Chipping Sodbury - Settlement [DRAFT] PDF 239.83 KB
Chipping Sodbury - Economic History [DRAFT] PDF 236.82 KB
Chipping Sodbury - Social History [DRAFT] PDF 381.01 KB
Chipping Sodbury - Religious History [DRAFT] PDF 248.15 KB
Chipping Sodbury - Local Government [DRAFT] PDF 243.13 KB
Little Sodbury - draft text PDF 331.63 KB
Old Sodbury - draft text PDF 541 KB
West Littleton - by Simon Draper PDF 635.88 KB