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- Original source material relating to Kingswood (nr. Bristol), and other parishes in Diocese of Bristol may be found at the Bristol Record Office.
Description and Travel
You can see pictures of Kingswood which are provided by:
- "KINGSWOOD, a hamlet in the chapelry of Oldland, parish of Bitton, county Gloucester, 4 miles E. of Bristol. It is situated near the river Avon, and the Bristol and Gloucester railway, on the borders of Kingswood Forest. The village, which is considerable, is chiefly inhabited by colliers and hat-makers. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £101, in the patronage of the Prebend of Bitton. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity."
[Description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
- Bitton Families - Genealogy & Local History - a true community site providing data on a cross-section of families in the Bitton area (including Kingswood), plus articles on local history, information about Churches and Chapels, the Brass, and Copper Industries, Land Tax records, Maps, &c. This is a nice site, and very well worth a visit!
- "Ecclesiastical parish formed from Bitton, 1821."
(Ref: Guide to the Parish Records of the City of Bristol and the County of Gloucester; I. Gray & E. Ralph, 1963)
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST625729 (Lat/Lon: 51.453781, -2.541106), Kingswood which are provided by: