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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Brislington St. Luke|
|Poor Law union||Keynsham|
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 Brislington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Brislington (St. Luke))
Online maps of Brislington 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.