Dundry, a parish in Somerset, 3¼ miles from Flax Bour-ton station on the G.W.R., and 4½ miles SSW of Bristol. It contains the tithings of East Dundry, West Dundry, and Littleton, and has a post office under Bristol; money order and telegraph office, Chew Magna, and a fair on 12 Sept. Acreage, 2897; population of the civil parish, 631; of the ecclesiastical, 534. Dundry Hill is an outlying ridge of inferior oolite, nearly 4 miles long, and about 700 feet high, and has yielded great abundance of interesting fossils, some of which are preserved in a museum in Bristol. The oolite rock on the hill is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £170 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Chew Magna. The church (St Michael's) stands on Dundry Hill, is in very good condition, and has a conspicuous tower, visible from almost every vantage ground in the neighbourhood of Bristol and Clifton. Fine views are obtained here over the circumjacent country to the Welsh, the Quantock, the Malvern, and the Wiltshire hills. There is a Baptist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Dundry St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Bedminster|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Dundry from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Dundry (St. Michael))
Online maps of Dundry are available from a number of sites:
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- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.