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Brockley, Somerset

Historical Description

Brockley, a parish in Somersetshire, near Nailsea station on the G.W.R., 8 miles SW of Bristol, which is the post town. Acreage, 1148; population of the civil parish, 152; of the ecclesiastical, 107. Brockley Hall is the seat of the Piggotts. Brockley Combe is a rocky wooded hollow, about 300 feet, flanked by hills, and was a favourite resort of the poet Coleridge. Lead ore is found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £96 with residence. The church is good.

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

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBrockley St. Nicholas 
HundredChewton 
Poor Law unionBedminster 

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


Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyNorth Somerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBS48
Post TownBristol