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Publow, Somerset

Historical Description

Publow, a parish in Somerset, on an affluent of the river Avon, half a mile from Pensford station on the G.W.R., and 5¼ miles SSE of Bristol. It includes part of Woolard hamlet. Post town, Bristol. Acreage, 1375; population, 492. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £220 with residence. The church was almost wholly rebuilt at great cost in 1860; was shattered by lightning in the following year; the interior was thoroughly restored in 1886.

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 parishPublow All Saints 
Poor Law unionClutton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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