Whatley, Somerset

Historical Description

Whatley, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 3 miles W of Frome station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Frome; money order office, Nunney; telegraph office, Mells. Acreage, 1391; population of the civil parish, 404; of the ecclesiastical, 198. The manor belonged once to Glastonbury Abbey, and belongs now to the Horner family. Whatley House is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £145 with residence. The church is ancient, and has been restored. There is a Wesleyan chapel. The Rev R. W. Church, afterwards Dean of St Paul's, was vicar of Whatley for many years.

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


Ancient County Somersetshire
Hundred Frome
Poor Law union Frome

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Whatley (St. George) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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