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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Worle St. Martin|
|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.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Worle from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Worle (St. Martin))
Online maps of Worle 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.