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Saltford, Somerset

Historical Description

Saltford, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands on the river Avon, 5 miles WNW of Bath, and has a station on the G.W.R., Ill miles from London, and a post and money order office; telegraph office, Keynsham. The parish comprises 890 acres; population, 405. There is a parish council consisting of five members and a chairman. Saltford House is the residence of the Kelly family. Saltford Tunnel, on the railway, is approached through a deep cutting in lias rocks, and is 499 feet long. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £140 with residence. The church has been altered and repaired. There are a Primitive Methodist chapel and a meeting-house for Plymouth Brethren.

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 parishSaltford St. Mary 
Poor Law unionKeynsham 

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

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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 districtBS31
Post TownBristol