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Wellow, Somerset

Historical Description

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.

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


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Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishWellow St. Julian 
Poor Law unionBath 

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CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA2
Post TownBath