World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Kingswood, South Gloucestershire

Article Id: WHEBN0000450810
Reproduction Date:

Title: Kingswood, South Gloucestershire  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: South Gloucestershire, Mangotsfield, Samuel Budgett, List of churches in Bristol, Gloucestershire
Collection: Areas of Bristol, Kingswood, South Gloucestershire, Towns in Gloucestershire
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Kingswood, South Gloucestershire

Kingswood is located in Gloucestershire
 Kingswood shown within Gloucestershire
Population 40,734 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference
Unitary authority South Gloucestershire
Ceremonial county Gloucestershire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS15
Dialling code 0117
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Kingswood
List of places

Kingswood is an urban area in South Gloucestershire, England, on the eastern border of the City of Bristol.


  • Royal Forest 1
  • Coal mining 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Royal Forest

In Saxon and Norman times, Kingswood Forest was a royal hunting estate which surrounded Bristol, extending as far as Filwood in South Bristol. "From early days the Constable of Bristol Castle, the king's officer in the area, was also the Chief Ranger of the Kingswood Forest and the first of these recorded is Ella who died in 920. At the edge of the forest, to the north of the River Froom, lay the little hamlet of Stapleton, the name of which is Saxon in origin, being held to mean 'The farm, homestead or croft – by or near the Stapol, post or pillar'".[1]

Coal mining

The Kingswood area first came into industrial prominence in the late 17th century, because of coal mining. Typical of these were coal fields in the Easton and Coalpit Heath/Yate areas.[2] The coal mining history still affects the town with gardens occasionally opening up. The local MP has petitioned in Parliament for full surveys of the coal mines under the town.

The clock tower in High Street, Kingswood
Kingswood Heritage Museum
Holy Trinity Church


  1. ^
  2. ^

External links

  • Kingswood Rugby Club - The Official Home of Kingswood RFC
  • Kingswood and Mangotsfield Archaeological Assessment Report 1997
  • Photographic Record of Kingswoods Past
  • Kingswood Ten Sing – Youth performing arts group
  • Audio from a talk entitled The Kingswood Colliers & the Cock Rd. Gang by Steve Mills for Bristol Radical History Group
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.