Bishops Wood, Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Bishop’s Wood is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Gloucestershire, Ceated in 1845 from Walford Ancient Parish (Herefordshire) and Ruardean Ecclesiastical Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1841

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Bishop’s Wood

  • Ruardean
  • Welsh Bicknor
  • Bishop’s Wood

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BISHOPSWOOD, a chapelry in Walford and Ruardean parishes, Hereford; on the river Wye, 3¼ miles SSW of Ross r. station. It was constituted in 1845; and its Post Town is Walford under Ross. Acres and property, not reported. Pop., 403. Houses, 100. The property is much subdivided; and there are iron-works. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Hereford. Value, £35. Patron, J. Partridge, Esq. The church is good.

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


  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Ross
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Ross
  • Poor Law Union: Ross
  • Hundred: St Briavels
  • Province: Canterbury