Nempnett Thrubwell, Somerset
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Nempnett-Thrubwell St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Clutton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Nempnett Thrubwell from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Nempnett-Thrubwell (St. Mary))
Online maps of Nempnett Thrubwell are available from a number of sites:
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- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- 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.