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Bedminster, Somerset

Historical Description

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.

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 CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBedminster St. John the Baptist 
HundredHartcliffe with Bedminster 
Poor Law unionBedminster 

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.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bedminster from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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