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Whatley, Somerset

Historical Description

Whatley, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 3 miles W of Frome station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Frome; money order office, Nunney; telegraph office, Mells. Acreage, 1391; population of the civil parish, 404; of the ecclesiastical, 198. The manor belonged once to Glastonbury Abbey, and belongs now to the Horner family. Whatley House is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £145 with residence. The church is ancient, and has been restored. There is a Wesleyan chapel. The Rev R. W. Church, afterwards Dean of St Paul's, was vicar of Whatley for many years.

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 parishWhatley St. George 
Poor Law unionFrome 

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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 districtBA11
Post TownFrome