Bishopstone  Wiltshire


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

BISHOPSTONE, a parish in Highworth district, Wilts; on the verge of the county, 2¾ miles S of Shrivenham r. station, and 6 E of Swindon. It has a post office under Shrivenham. Acres, 4,452. Real property, £4,513. Pop., 716. Houses, 147. The property is subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £208.* Patron, the Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is tolerable. A school has an endowed income of £59, and other charities £69.

Bishopstone through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bishopstone, in Swindon and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th April 2024

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