Easton in Gordano, Somerset

Historical Description

Easton-in-Gordano or St George, a parish in Somerset, on the left side of the river Avon, 5 miles WNW of Bristol, and 1 mile from Pill station on the G.W.R. It contains Pill pilot station, and has a post office under Bristol; money order and telegraph office, Pill. Acreage, 1868 of land, and 231 of tidal water and foreshore; population of the civil parish, 2400; of the ecclesiastical, 651. The surface is rather elevated, and commands beautiful prospects along the Avon and into the Bristol Channel. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £184. Patron, the Bishop of London. The church is modern. The vicarage of Pill is a separate benefice. There are Baptist and Wes-leyan chapels. There is a brewery at Lodway.

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

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Somersetshire
Ecclesiastical parish Easton-In-Gordano St. George
Hundred Portbury
Poor Law union Bedminster

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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Abbots Leigh
Portbury
Wraxall