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West Bradley, Somerset

Historical Description

Bradley, West, a parish in Somerset, on the Somerset and Dorset railway, near West Pennard station, 5 miles E by S of Glastonbury, which is the post town and money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1410; population of civil parish, 237; of the ecclesiastical, including part of the civil parish of East Pennard, 296. The living is a vicarage, with the district of Lottisham annexed, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £154 with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Bath and Wells. There is a Bible Christian chapel, and a Wesleyan one in the part of East Pennard mentioned above. The church is a stone building in the Perpendicular style, and was restored in 1874. St Mary's Church at Lottisham is a stone structure in the Decorated style, erected in 1878.

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 
Poor Law unionWells 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA6
Post TownGlastonbury