Saltford, Somerset Family History Guide

Saltford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Somerset.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1709
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Kelston
  • Corston
  • Bitton
  • North Stoke
  • Keynsham

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SALTFORD, a village and a parish in Keynsham district, Somerset. The village stands on the river Avon, adjacent to the Great Western railway, 5 miles WNW of Bath; is a neat and pleasant place; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office, designated Saltford, Somerset. The parish comprises 880 acres. Real property, £2, 522. Pop., 373. Houses, 83. The property is divided among a few. S. House is the seat of Vice-Admiral B. M. Kelly. S. tunnel, on the railway, is approached through a deep cutting in lias rocks, and is 499 feet long. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £200. Patron, J. G. Hill, Esq. The church was restored in 1851. There is an endowed school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Administration

County: Somerset
Civil Registration District: Keynsham
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Bath and Wells (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Bath and Wells
Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 - Redcliffe and Bedminster, Post-1846 - Bath
Poor Law Union: Keynsham
Hundred: Keynsham
Province: Canterbury