Place:


Bishopston  Glamorgan

 

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

BISHOPSTON, or Llan-Deilo-Vernalt, a parish in Swansea district, Glamorgan; near Bishopston-Road r. station, and 6 miles SW by W of Swansea. It includes Killay village: and has a post office under Swansea. Acres, 2,387. Real property, £2,101. Pop., 418. Houses, 99. The property is much subdivided. ...


The manor belonged to the Bishops of Llandaff. Interesting features of limestone rock occur in a wooded glen; and lead ore has been worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of St. David's. Value, £248.* Patron, the Bishop of Llandaff. The church has an embattled tower, and is good. E. Davies, author of the "Celtic Researches," was rector.

Bishopston through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bishopston, in Swansea and Glamorgan | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/3648

Date accessed: 18th November 2017


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