Backwell, Somerset


Backwell, a parish in Somerset, 1 mile SE of Nailsea station on the G.W.R., and 7 WSW of Bristol. It includes the hamlets of Church-Town, Downside, Parley, Mooreside, and West-Town. It has a post and money order office at West-Town; telegraph office, Flax Bourton; railway station, Nailsea. Acreage, 2929 ; population of the civil parish, 956; of the ecclesiastical, 833. The living is a rectory and vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £298 with residence. Patron, the Marquis of Bath. The church is good, and has a very fine tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel. A fair is held on 21st September.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Old maps of Backwell are available on the site, and a current map is available on the site.

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

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