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Stapleton, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Stapleton, a village and a parish in Gloucestershire. The village stands 1½ mile N of Stapleton Road station on the G.W.R., 1½ W of Fishponds station on the M.R., and 2 miles NE of Bristol, and has a post and money order office under Fishponds (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Fishponds. The parish includes the ecclesiastical parishes of Eastville and Fishponds, is suburban to Bristol, and within Bristol parliamentary borough. Acreage, 2573; population of the civil parish, 14,589; of the ecclesiastical, 1130. It is governed by an urban district council of fifteen members. There are numerous good residences. A palace for the Bishops of Gloucester and Bristol was built in 1840, and is now occupied by Colston's School. Stoke Park, a seat of the Duke of Beaufort, is a fine mansion standing on the summit of a steep hill. It was erected in the reign of Elizabeth by Sir Richard Berkeley, was much injured in the Rebellion, and was restored about 1760, It stands in a park of about 600 acres. Oldbury Court is an ancient mansion. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £250 with residence. The church was built in 1856, and is in the Decorated style, with tower and lofty spire.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyGloucestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishStapleton Holy Trinity 
HundredBarton-Regis 
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 Stapleton from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Stapleton are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyCity of Bristol
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBS16
Post TownBristol

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