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Siston, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Siston, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire, 2 miles E by S of Mangotsfield station on the M.R., and 6 ENE of Bristol. Post town, Mangotsfield, under Bristol; money order and telegraph office, Pucklechurch. Acreage, 1833; population of the civil parish, 1200; of the ecclesiastical, 375. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. Siston Court is a fine Elizabethan mansion, in which Queen Anne of Denmark was entertained in 1613. Malting and the manufacture of stone pipes are carried on, but the boot and shoe trade is the chief industry. A Roman settlement was at Over. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £197 with residence. The church, Early English, contains an ancient leaden font.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishSiston St. Anne 
Poor Law unionKeynsham 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1576.

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


Church of England

St. Anne (parish church)

The church of St. Anne is an ancient building of stone in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch with Norman doorway, and a western tower, with pinnacles, containing 6 bells: there is a leaden font of Norman date: four of the windows are stained: the church was restored in 1887, at a cost of £850: in 1907 the floor of the nave was lowered and a block floor laid, and an organ chamber built; three stained glass windows were also added; the whole of the work was carried out at the cost of J. E. Rawlins esq. of Syston Court: there are 120 sittings.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Siston from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Siston 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.

CountySouth Gloucestershire
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS16
Post TownBristol