Matson  Gloucestershire


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

MATSON, a parish in the district and county of Gloncester; near the Bristol and Gloucester railway, 2½ miles SE of Gloucester r. station. Acres, 450. Real property, £1,014. Pop., 32. Houses, 8. The manor belonged to the Bohuns and to W. Nottingham; was given, in the time of Edward IV., to Gloucester abbey; went, at the dissolution, to the Selwyns; and belongs now to Viscount Sydney. ...

Matson House was built in the time of Elizabeth; was occupied, during the civil war of Charles I., by his sons Charles and James; was visited by George III. and his queen and court; belongs to Lord Sydney; and is now the residence ofWalker, Esq. The parish includes Robinswood Hill and Winnycrofts. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol Value, £217. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester. The church was rebuilt partly in 1730, partly in 1852; is a plain brick structure, with a low tower; and contains a tablet to the Selwyns.

Matson through time

Matson is now part of Gloucester district. Click here for graphs and data of how Gloucester has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Matson itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 01st December 2023

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