Bishopstone (near Shrivenham in Berkshire) is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: Bishopston

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1573
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1589

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

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.

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


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843 extracted from The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843.

Norris Thomas, Bishopstone, Wiltshire, shoe maker, Aug. 31, 1822.

Parish Records


England, Wiltshire, Bishopstone (near Shrivenham) – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Bishopstone, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Wiltshire, Bishopstone (near Shrivenham) – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Bishopstone, near Shrivenham, 1589-1863
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bishopstone (near Shrivenham, Wiltshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1573-1899
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bishopstone (near Shrivenham, Wiltshire); James, J.

Parish registers for Bishopstone, near Shrivenham, 1573-1952
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bishopstone (near Shrivenham, Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Bishopstone (near Shrivenham) – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 2 )
Out relief from the board of guardians’ minutes of Highworth & Swindon Union, 1842-1879
Author: Hurley, Beryl; Hassell, Margory; Highworth and Swindon Union (Wiltshire); Wiltshire Family History Society

Poor law records, 1866-1914
Author: Highworth and Swindon Union (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Bishopstone (near Shrivenham) – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments in Bishopstone (near Shrivenham), Wiltshire, 1780- 1837
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Highworth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Prebendal of Bishopstone
  • Diocese: Gloucester and Bristol
  • Rural Deanery: Cricklade
  • Poor Law Union: Highworth and Swindon
  • Hundred: Ramsbury
  • Province: Canterbury

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