Bedminster, a parish in Somersetshire, forming part of the city of Bristol, and included in the parliamentary division of Bristol South. It includes the tithings of Bishport and Totterdown. Acreage, 4167; population, 54,194. Cosil is extensively worked, and veins of Strontian occur in the vale of the Avon. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £289 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The perpetual curacy of St Luke, and the vicarages of St Paul, St Peter, Holy Trinity, and Ashton Gate, are separate benefices— the first in the patronage of trustees, the others in that of the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. Value of St Luke, £420 gross; of St Paul, £500 net; of St Peter, £300 gross; of Holy Trinity, £200 gross; of Ashton Gate, £190 net.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Bedminster St. John the Baptist|
|Hundred||Hartcliffe with Bedminster|
|Poor Law union||Bedminster|
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.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Bedminster from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Bedminster (St. John the Baptist))
Online maps of Bedminster 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 Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.