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Nempnett Thrubwell, Somerset

Historical Description

Nempnett Thrubwell, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, near the source of the river Yeo, opposite the Mendip Hills, 9 miles S of Bristol station, and 8 E of Yatton station on the G.W.R. Post town, Wrington. Acreage, 1800; population, 233. A barrow, 180 feet long, 60 wide, and 45 high, covered with brushwood, is at Fairy Field; consists of stones, supported at the sides by a wall of thin flakes; and includes two rows of cavities, in some of which human skulls and small bones were found in 1789, but little trace now remains. On the manor of Begilbury in this parish there is said to have been anciently a Saxon palace and afterwards a Cistercian priory, a dependence of the abbey of FIaxley in Gloucestershire, some traces of which remain in the farm buildings. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells, net value, £160 with residence. The church is a very ancient structure, the walls having been pierced for 15th-century windows; it consists of nave and chancel, with S porch and massive tower. There is a Baptist chapel.

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 parishNempnett-Thrubwell St. Mary 
Poor Law unionClutton 

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CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS40
Post TownBristol