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Chelwood, Somerset

Historical Description

Chelwood, a parish in Somerset, 2 miles SE of Pensford station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Bristol; money order and telegraph office, Pensford. Acreage, 1118; population, 131. The surface is diversified with hill and vale. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £194. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1861.

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 parishChelwood St. Leonard 
Poor Law unionClutton 

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 Chelwood 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.

CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS39
Post TownBristol