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Wick St Lawrence, Somerset

Historical Description

Week St Lawrence or Wick St Lawrence, a parish in Somerset, at the mouth of the river Yeo, 2 miles from Worle station on the G.W.R., and 4½ NE by N of Weston-super-Mare. Post town, Worle, under Weston-super-Mare. Acreage, 1487; population, 218. Woodspring Priory, partly a ruin, and partly converted into a farmhouse, is adjacent. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to Congresbury. The church is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, and has been restored. An ancient cross stands in the centre of the village, about 25 feet in height.

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 parishWick St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionAxbridge 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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CountyNorth Somerset