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Brislington, Somerset

Historical Description

Brislington, a parish in Somersetshire, on the river Avon and the G.W.R., 2½ miles SE of Bristol, and 119 from London. It has a post office, with money order and telegraph departments, under Bristol. Acreage, 2309; population, 1771. Brislington Hall is the chief residence. Brislington House is a large and well-arranged lunatic asylum. Brislington Tunnel, on the line of the railway, goes through the shale and sandstone of the coal-measures, is 3148 feet long, and has four ventilating shafts. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £270. Patron. The Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is good, and was restored and enlarged in 1874. There are also Wesleyan and Congregational chapels.

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 parishBrislington St. Luke 
Poor Law unionKeynsham 

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 Brislington 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.

CountyCity of Bristol
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS4
Post TownBristol