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Ubley or Obleigh, Somerset

Historical Description

Ubley or Obleigh, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, under the Mendip Hills, 6 miles from Axbridge station on the G.W.R., and 8 N by W of Wells. It has a post office under Bristol; money order and telegraph office, Blagdon. Acreage, 1821; population, 250. Lead ore is worked, and a cattle fair is held on 4 Sept. Many Roman remains have been found in the vicinity. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £200 with residence. The church is old, and has been restored and enlarged. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishUbley St. Bartholomew 
HundredChewton 
Poor Law unionClutton 

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


Church Records

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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.