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FILTON, Gloucestershire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"FILTON, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Berkeley, county Gloucester, 4 miles N. of Bristol, its post town, and 15 N.W. of Bath. The Gloucester and Bristol turnpike road passes through the village, which is a polling-place for the western division of the county. Coal occurs, but is not worked. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £242. The church, a stone structure with a square embattled tower crowned with crocketed pinnacles, is dedicated to St. Peter, and has some antique carving in stone to imitate drapery. A stone coffin was recently found in the wall. The charities produce about £5 per annum. There is a National school for boys and girls, having a small endowment. Numbers of fossil shells have been found in the parish, and in the neighbourhood there are traces of a Roman settlement. Earl Fitzhardinge is lord of the manor."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]