Filton or Fylton, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 5 miles N of Bristol. There is a station on the Bristol and South Wales branch of the G.W.R., and a post office (Fylton) under Bristol; money order and telegraph office, Horfield. Acreage, 1025; population, 311. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £199 with residence. The church, with the exception of the tower, was rebuilt in 1845, and contains a stone coffin, which was discovered at the rebuilding.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Filton St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Clifton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Filton 1653-1812, Gloucestershire is available to browse online.
The parish register dates from 1563.
The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.
Church of England
St. Peter (parish church)
The church of St. Peter is a small building of stone in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave of three bays, transept, south aisle, south porch and a low tower containing 5 bells: there is a stone pulpit and some carved oak seats, and in the south aisle is a stone coffin, discovered in the south wall of the transept during the alterations: the church was rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, and enlarged in 1845, and in 1908 was renovated at a cost of £180, and has 120 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Filton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Filton (St. Peter))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.
Online maps of Filton 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.