Withiel Florey, Somerset
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Withiell-Florey St. Mary Magdalene|
|Hundred||Taunton and Taunton-Dean|
|Poor Law union||Williton|
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 Withiel Florey from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Withiell-Florey (St. Mary Magdalene))
Online maps of Withiel Florey 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.