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Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Stoke Bishop, a tithing and an ecclesiastical parish in Westbury-upon-Trym parish, Gloucestershire. The tithing lies on the river Avon, 2 miles NW of Bristol; has a post and money order office (T.S.O.) under Bristol, and contains many good residences. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1860. Population, 1375. Stoke Bishop sends six members to the Westbury-upon-Trym parish council. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £400 with residence. The church is in the Early English style, was erected in 1860 and enlarged in 1885.

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


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

Ancient CountyGloucestershire 
Civil parishWestbury upon Trym 
Poor Law unionClifton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The parish registers for the Diocese of Bristol are available online at Ancestry, in association with Bristol Archives.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Stoke Bishop from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Stoke Bishop are available from a number of sites:

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.

CountyCity of Bristol
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS9
Post TownBristol