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Clapton in Gordano, Somerset

Historical Description

Clapton (or more properly Clapton in Gordano), a parish in Somerset, 2¼miles from Portishead station on the G.W.R., and 10 from Bristol. It has a post office under Clevedon. Acreage, 1355; population of the civil parish, 156; of the ecclesiastical, 137. The living is a rectory in the diocese'of Bath and Wells; net value, £219. The church is Early English with a Norman tower, and was restored in 1882.

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 parishClapton-in-Gordano St. Michael 
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

We have transcribed the entry for Clapton in Gordano 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.

CountyNorth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS20
Post TownBristol