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Withiel Florey, Somerset

Historical Description

Withiel Florey, a parish in Somerset, 6 miles from Morebath station on the G.W.R. Post town, Washford. Acreage, 2483; population, 114. A portion of Brendon Hill is within the limits. Iron and coal were at one time worked, but the mines have been closed for some years. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £57. The church is old with an embattled western tower, and has been restored.

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 parishWithiell-Florey St. Mary Magdalene 
HundredTaunton and Taunton-Dean 
Poor Law unionWilliton 

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

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DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA24
Post TownMinehead