Flax Bourton, Somerset

Historical Description

Flaxbourton, a parish in Somerset, with a station on the G.W.K., 124 miles from London, and 5¼ WSW of Bristol. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office (E.S.O.) Acreage, 630; population of the civil parish, 211; of the ecclesiastical, 211. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells y value, £86 with residence. The church has a fine doorway, and is very good; it was restored in 1880.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Gloucestershire
Hundred Portbury
Poor Law union Bedminster

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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CountyNorth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS48
Post TownBristol