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Westbury-on-Trym Town Information

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With Bristol Zoo nearby, this is an ancient part of Bristol and was named after the River Trym, which flows through it.

An abbey was founded here in the 10th century by St. Oswald of York.

Rebuilt in the 15th century to resemble a miniature castle with turrets and a gatehouse, it was then deliberately damaged by fire on the orders of the royalist Prince Rupert of the Rhine who had made it his headquarters during the English Civil War.

The story turned full circle in the last century when it was again restored.

Westbury’s Church of the Holy Trinity dates from the 12th century and boasts an early 13th century nave and aisles and a 15th century chancel and tower.

Westbury-on-Trym Methodist Church - Photo © Linda Bailey
Westbury-on-Trym Methodist Church -
Photo: Linda Bailey CCL