Stoke Bishop, Gloucestershire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Civil parish||Westbury upon Trym|
|Poor Law union||Clifton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Stoke-Bishop)
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:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:
- Gloucester Citizen
- Gloucester Journal
- Gloucestershire Chronicle
- Gloucestershire Echo
- Cheltenham Chronicle
- Cheltenham Looker-On
The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.