Walton in Gordano, Somerset
Walton-in-Gordano, a parish in Somerset, on the coast, 1¾ mile NE of Clevedon station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Clevedon; money order and telegraph office, Clevedon. Acreage, 1263; population, 705. The manor belongs to the baronet family of Miles. Walton Castle belonged to the Mortimers, passed to the Seymours, the Thynnes, and others, and is now an extensive ruin. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £150 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1870, and has an embattled western tower; an ancient stone cross, 20 feet in height, stands in the churchyard. The church of St Peter and St Paul, Old Walton, was rebuilt in 1839 and restored in 1874; it is a small building of stone in the Early English style. A convalescent home was erected in 1873.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Walton-In-Gordano St. Paul|
|Poor Law union||Bedminster|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Walton in Gordano from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Walton-In-Gordano (St. Paul))
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Newspapers and Periodicals
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- 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.