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Theale, Somerset

Historical Description

Theale, an ecclesiastical district in Wedmore parish, Somerset, 4½ miles NNE of Shapwick station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint railway, and 5½ W of Wells. It has a post office under Cheddar; money order and telegraph office, Wedmore. It was constituted in 1844. Population, 645. For civil purposes Theale sends three members to the Wedmore parish council. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £270 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Wedmore. The church is modern.

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 CountySomersetshire 
Civil parishWedmore 
Poor Law unionAxbridge 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Theale from the following:


Online maps of Theale are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS28
Post TownWedmore