Bitton

Bitton, Gloucestershire Family History

Bitton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Gloucestershire. Oldland is a chapelry of Bitton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1571

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Moravian/United Brethren, Primitive Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Parishes adjacent to Bitton

  • Oldland
  • Warmley
  • Doynton
  • Hanham
  • Wick and Abson
  • Weston
  • North Stoke
  • Keynsham
  • Saltford
  • Cold Ashton

Historical Descriptions

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Bitton, a parish in the upper division of the hund. of Langley and Swinehead, county of Gloucester; 6 miles south-east of Bristol, on the northern bank of the river Avon, and in the vicinity of the Great Western railway. It comprises the chapelries of Hanham and Oldland, with the hamlet of Bitton. Living, a discharged vicarage, formerly in the dio. of Gloucester, now in the archd. of Bristol, and dio. of Gloucester and Bristol, valued at £18 15s.; gross income £350. The church is a handsome edifice in the Norman style of architecture. A new church has been erected here by the parliamentary commissioners, in the Gothic style, with a tower, at an expense of £2,293. Sittings 1,019. There are seven daily and seven Sunday schools in this parish, besides three infant schools. Charities connected with Bitton produce about £27 per annum. In this parish are extensive collieries, and much iron ore; 531 men are employed in coal-mines, quarries, and on the railroad. At Hanham there are traces of a camp and station of the Romans. Pop., in 1801, 4,992; in 1831, 8,703. Houses 1,696. Acres 7,520. A.P. £15,373. Pop. of the hamlet, in 1801, was 1,094; and in 1831, 2,258. Houses 435. A.P. £7,386. Poor rates, in 1837, £753.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Bitton, 4 m. S.E. Bristol. P. 9338

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Parish Registers

The registers of Bitton, Co. Gloucester.

Transcribed by P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton.

Published 1900 by Privately printed for the Parish Register Society in London.

The registers of Bitton, Co. Gloucester. - Archive.org

Administration

  • County: Gloucestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Keynsham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Gloucester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post 1835 - Gloucester and Bristol, Pre 1836 - Gloucester
  • Rural Deanery: Hawkesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Keynsham
  • Hundred: Langley and Swinehead
  • Province: Canterbury