Wellow, a parish, with a village, in Notts, 6½ miles SW of Tuxford station on the G.N.R. It has a post office under Newark; money order and telegraph office, Ollerton. Acreage, 1001; population, 323. Lord Savile is lord of the manor and chief landowner. Jordan Castle was a fortified seat of Sir Jordan Foliot. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Southwell; net value, £60 with residence. Patron, Lord Savile. The church is in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, S aisle, and an embattled western tower, and was restored in 1878. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, Wellow, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village has a station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint railway, 138 miles from London, and 5 S of Bath; and also a post and telegraph office under Bath; money order office, Peasedown St John. Acreage of the civil parish, 5387; population, 1430; of the ecclesiastical, 1144. There is a parish council of eight members and a chairman. A Celtic cemetery is at Stony Littleton, and a well-preserved Roman villa on the Hayes. A fair is held on 17 Oct. for sheep. Earl Temple is lord of the manor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £165 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone in the Late Perpendicular style, and has been restored. There are Wesleyan and Free Methodist chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Wellow St. Julian|
|Poor Law union||Bath|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Wellow from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Wellow (St. Julian))
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