KINGSWOOD (nr. BRISTOL), Gloucestershire
- Original source material relating to Kingswood (nr. Bristol), and other parishes in
Diocese of Bristol may be found at the
Bristol Record Office.
- "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)
URL of this page: http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/GLS/KingswoodBristol/index.html