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Berkley, Somerset

Historical Description

Berkley, a parish in Somersetshire, 2 miles ENE of Frome station on the G.W.R. It includes part of the tithing of Old Ford. Post town, Frome; money order and telegraph office, Beckington. Acreage, 1981; population of the civil parish, 346; of the ecclesiastical, 336. Berkley House is in the neighbourhood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £280 with residence. The church is good.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishBerkley St. Mary 
Poor Law unionFrome 

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.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Berkley from the following:


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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 districtBA11
Post TownFrome