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Worle, Somerset

Historical Description

Worle, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, and a station on the G.W.R., 135 miles from London, and 2½ ENE of Weston-super-Mare. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Weston-super-Mare. Acreage, 1894; population of the civil parish, 1018; of the ecclesiastical, 1000. There is a parish council consisting of sixteen members. Limestone and calamine abound. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £195 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is an ancient building of stone chiefly in the Perpendicular style, with traces of Norman work. There are Bible Christian and Free Methodist 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 parishWorle St. Martin 
Poor Law unionAxbridge 

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

We have transcribed the entry for Worle from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

CountyNorth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS22
Post TownWeston-Super-Mare