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Westbury, Somerset

Historical Description

Westbury, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, under the Mendip Hills, with a station in the village at Lodge Hill on the G.W.R., and 4 miles NW of Wells. It has a post office under Wells; money order office, Draycott; telegraph office, Lodge Hill railway station. Acreage, 2997; population, 605; The manor belongs to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £245 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is chiefly Later English; was thoroughly restored and the tower rebuilt in 1887. There are Bible Christian and Wesleyan chapels and a temperance hall.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishWestbury St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionWells 

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

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA13
Post TownWestbury