Wick St Lawrence, Somerset
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Wick St. Lawrence|
|Poor Law union||Axbridge|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Wick St Lawrence from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Wick (St. Lawrence))
Online maps of Wick St Lawrence are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.