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Wraxall, Somerset

Historical Description

Wraxall, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 2 miles NNE of Nailsea station on the G.W.R., 2 from Flax Boarton, and 6½ W of Bristol. It has a post office under Nailsea; money order and telegraph office, Nailsea. The parish includes the hamlet of Failand. Acreage, 4125; population of the civil parish, 921; of the ecclesiastical, 887. The manor belongs to the baronet family of Smyth. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £400 with residence. The church is an ancient and beautiful building of stone in the Perpendicular style, with an embattled tower. It was restored in 1893. A village club was erected in 1885.

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 parishWraxall All Saints 
Poor Law unionBedminster 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Wraxall 1562-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Wraxall from the following:


Online maps of Wraxall are available from a number of sites:

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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA4
Post TownShepton Mallet