Westbury on Trym  Gloucestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Westbury on Trym like this:

WESTBURY-ON-TRYM, a village and a parish in Clifton district, Gloucester. The village stands 1¾ mile W of Ashley-Hill r. station, and 3¼ NNW of Bristol; and has a post-office‡ under Bristol, reading rooms, and a police station. The parish includes Stoke-Bishop and Shirehampton tythings; and comprises 5,236 acres of land, and 220 of water. ...

Real property, £52,486; of which £268 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 6,728: in 1861, 8,329. Houses, 1,409. The increase of pop. arose mainly from residence of many principal merchants and manufacturers of Bristol. The property is much subdivided. Cote House, Cote Lodge, Cote Bank, Eastfield, Southmead, Northcote, the Priory, Holmwood, Burfield, Springfield, Henleaze, and others are chief residences. A monastery was founded here in 824; was refounded, as a cell to Worcester priory, in 1290; was re-refounded, as a college, in 1443; was given, at the dissolution, to Sir R. Sadler; and was burnt by the royalists in the civil wars of Charles I. The living is a vicarage, with Redland chapelry, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £630.* Patrons, alternately W. H. Wharton, Esq., and Trustees. The church is very good; and there are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, a convent, national schools, and charities £194. The p. curacies of Stoke-Bishop and Shirehampton are separate benefices.

Westbury on Trym through time

Westbury on Trym is now part of Bristol district. Click here for graphs and data of how Bristol has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Westbury on Trym itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Westbury on Trym, in Bristol and Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd April 2024

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