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Pill, Somerset

Historical Description

Pill, a village and a chapelry in Easton-in-Gordano parish, Somerset. The village stands on the river Avon, about 2 miles from King Road and Avonmouth. It has a station on the G.W.R., 126 miles from London, and 5 NW of Bristol; is the Bristol pilot station, inhabited chiefly by pilots, captains of steamboats, and other sailors; and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bristol. The chapelry was constituted in 1861. Population, 1725. Ham Green House Is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £270 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church was built in 1860, and is a cruciform edifice in the Decorated English style, with a bell-turret. There are Wesleyan, Congregational, and Baptist chapels, a seamen's mission and free library.

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

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.


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Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyNorth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS20
Post TownBristol