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Chelvey, Somerset

Historical Description

Chelvey, a parish in Somerset, near Nailsea station on the G.W.R., 83- miles WSW of Bristol. Under the Divided Parishes Act of 1882 this parish, in 1885, was annexed "to Brockley for civil purposes only. It has a post and money order office under West Town; telegraph office, Nail-sea railway station. Population, 45. The manor-house is now used as a farmhouse, and bears the arms of the Tyntes, who became owners of the manor about 1600. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £92 with residence. The church is Later English.

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 parishChelvey St. Bridget 
HundredHartcliffe with Bedminster 
Poor Law unionBedminster 

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

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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
Postal districtBS48
Post TownBristol