St George, Bristol
"ST. GEORGE, a parish in the hundred of Barton-Regis, county Gloucester, 2 miles E. of Bristol, its post town. It is situated on the river Avon, and includes the hamlets of Upper and Lower Easton, Two-Mile Hill, and Whitehall. The people are mostly employed in the coal-mines and quarries. Here are extensive market gardens. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £530. The church is a stone edifice dedicated to St. George. There is also the district church of St. Michael's at Two-Mile Hill, the living of which is a perpetual curacy*, value £160, in the patronage of the crown and bishop alternately. The parochial charities produce about £60 per annum, £36 of which are applied to educational purposes. The Baptists and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel, and there are schools for both sexes."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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