Wembdon, Somerset

Historical Description

Wembdon, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 1½ mile WNW of Bridgwater station on the G.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Bridgwater; telegraph office, Bridgwater. Acreage, 2470; population of the civil parish, 1193; of the ecclesiastical, 1293. There are a brewery and a stone quarry. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £400. The church was almost entirely destroyed by fire in 1868, but was rebuilt in 1870, and is a building of stone in the Early English style, with an embattled tower. The parish forms a suburb to Bridgwater, and contains some good villa residences.

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 Somersetshire
Ecclesiastical parish Wembdon St. George
Hundred North Petherton
Poor Law union Bridgwater

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA6
Post TownBridgwater