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Bishopswood, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Bishopswood, an ecclesiastical parish formed out of the parishes of Walford, Herefordshire, and Ruardean, Gloucestershire, on the river Wye, 1 mile NE of Kerne Bridge station on the G.W.R., and 3 miles SSW of Ross, under which it has a post office; money order office, Walford; telegraph office, Kerne Bridge railway station. Population, 386. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Hereford; gross value, £28. The church is a small modern edifice.

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

Church Records

The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.