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"BEDMINSTER, a parish in the hundred of Hadcliffe with Bedminster, in the county of Somerset, a suburb of Bristol, 1 mile to the S. of the city. It is situated on the south bank of the river Avon, and contains the tythings of Bishport, or Bishopworth, and Knowle. The Avon here flows through the new cut which is crossed by an iron bridge, its natural channel forming now the floating docks of the city. The trade and manufactures of Bedminster are considerable, including collieries, timber-yards, tanyards, rope-walks, &c. It is a polling-place for the borough of Bristol. A large hospital is established." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


References in the British Library:
  • Office for the Consecration of the new Church of St. Paul's in the Parish of Bedminster, in the County of Somerset ... For the 24th day of October, 1831, etc.. pp. 11. Gotch and Martin: Bristol, [1831.]


  • St Francis, North Street, Ashton Gate, Church of England
  • St John the Baptist, St John's Street / Church Road, Church of England
  • St Paul, Coronation Road, Southville, Church of England


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Bedminster area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Bedminster has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST580710 (Lat/Lon: 51.436381, -2.605640), Bedminster which are provided by:


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.

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