Westbury, Somerset

Historical Description

Westbury, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, under the Mendip Hills, with a station in the village at Lodge Hill on the G.W.R., and 4 miles NW of Wells. It has a post office under Wells; money order office, Draycott; telegraph office, Lodge Hill railway station. Acreage, 2997; population, 605; The manor belongs to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £245 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is chiefly Later English; was thoroughly restored and the tower rebuilt in 1887. There are Bible Christian and Wesleyan chapels and a temperance hall.

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 Westbury St. Lawrence
Hundred Wells-Forum
Poor Law union Wells

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Church Records

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA13
Post TownWestbury