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Vobster, Somerset

Historical Description

Vobster, a chapelry in Mells parish, Somerset, 5½ miles W by N of Frome station on the G.W.R. It was constituted. in 1851, and its post town is Coleford, under Bath. Population, 283. The living is a vicarage, united with Mells, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Patron, the Rector of Mells, The church is a small building of stone in the Decorated style. There are some limestone quarries and coal wharves situated in the village.

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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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA3
Post TownRadstock