Place:Bishopstone (near Swindon), Wiltshire, England

NameBishopstone (near Swindon)
Alt namesBishopston (near Shrivenham)source: from redirect
Bishopstone (near Shrivenham)source: from redirect
Bishopston (near Swindon)source: alternate spelling
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.551°N 1.647°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoHighworth Cricklade and Staple Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Highworth Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1974
Thamesdown District, Wiltshire, England1974-1997
Swindon District, Wiltshire, Englandunitary authority since 1997
source: Family History Library Catalog

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Bishopstone is a village and civil parish within the Swindon unitary authority of Wiltshire, England, about 6 miles (10 km) east of the town of Swindon, and on the county border with Oxfordshire. Until 1974 this part of Oxfordshire was in Berkshire. In 1934 the adjoining parish of Little Hinton, sometimes known as Hinton Parva, was merged with Bishopstone.

Bishopstone lies on the north slope of the Lambourn Downs, overlooking the Vale of White Horse. It is between Wanborough and Ashbury on the historic Icknield Way.

There is another Bishopstone near Salisbury in southern Wiltshire.

Research Tips

  • From this Ancestry page you can browse the Wiltshire parishes which have parish register transcripts online, quite often from very early dates. However, reading the early ones requires skill and patience. Transcriptions should also be in FamilySearch.
  • A further collection of online source references will be found on the county page for Wiltshire.
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