Place:Bristol St. Thomas the Martyr, Gloucestershire, England

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NameBristol St. Thomas the Martyr
TypeAncient parish, Civil parish
Coordinates51.4527°N 2.5914°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     ( - 1896)
See alsoBristol, Gloucestershire, Englandcity in which it was located
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

St. Thomas the Martyr is a former Church of England parish church on St Thomas Street on the Somerset side of the River Avon in the English port city of Bristol. It has been designated by English Heritage as a grade II* listed building.

Bristol St. Thomas the Martyr was a civil parish in the Bristol Registration District from 1837 until 1896 when it became part of Central Bristol parish.

Research Tips

  • Bristol Archives is where paper and microfilm copies of all records for Bristol and its environs are stored.

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837). The GENUKI page for the parish will confirm which archive provider has its records.
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county
  • MAPS. Most Wikipedia maps for places in the Bristol area have outline maps indicating the location of the suburb under discussion. Another online map that may be useful is this Ordnance Survey map originally made in 1930 and with revisions to 1946.
  • Unfortunately, A History of the County of Gloucester in the Victoria County History series provided by the website British History Online does not cover all of Bristol--and the area that was originally in Gloucestershire is sadly omitted, save for the information on the churches in A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 2
  • England and Wales Jurisdictions 1851 provides a map illustrating the locations of the various Bristol parishes. Enter "Bristol" in the search box at the top left, then select the parish required from the list below the search box.