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Winford, Somerset

Historical Description

Winford, a parish, with Winford village and two hamlets, in Somerset, 4 miles from Nailsea station on the G.W.R.; and 6 SW of Bristol. It has a post office under Flaxbourton, money order and telegraph office. Chew Magna. Acreage, 3340; population of the civil parish, 935; of the ecclesiastical, 845. Winford Manor is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £350 with residence. Patron, Worcester College, Oxford. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1796, and was reseated in 1868. There are Congregational and Baptist chapels.

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 parishWindford St. Mary and St. Peter 
HundredHartcliffe with Bedminster 
Poor Law unionBedminster 

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.

CountyNorth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS40
Post TownBristol