[ELH] Bristol's medieval churches: St Stephen's

St Stephen's, Bristol, was founded in Norman times to serve the extra-mural district east of the Frome where lived Harding, the king's reeve. The church appears from Smith's map to be enclosed by a curvilinear feature, so that it is possible that the reeve occupied a site with pre-Conquest antecedents, a haga perhaps. However, the dedication in honour of Stephen is likely to post-date the Conquest, since the saint was greatly favoured by the Norman ducal house, becoming a favourite name saint as a result, both in Normandy and later in England.

Other pictures of, and information about St Stephen's can be found on the web-site 'About Bristol', by clicking here.

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Last updated: 30 May 2000 11:53
Dr G.R. Jones

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