Bishopsworth, Somerset

Description
Bishopsworth, a village in Bedminster parish, Somersetshire, 3 miles SW of Bristol on the G.W.R. In 1852 it was constituted a separate ecclesiastical parish. It has a post office under Bristol; money order and telegraph office. East Street, Bedminster. Population, 2198. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; gross value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. The church was built in 1842, near the site of an old church dedicated to St Peter and St Paul, which is thought to have been erected by the Bishop of Coutances, after whom the village is called Bishopsworth, from two Saxon words meaning Bishop's Land (werde). The church was restored in 1884. There are Congregational and Methodist chapels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5