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Yatton, Somerset

Historical Description

Yatton, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village has a station on the G.W.R., 130 miles from London, and 4½ S by E of Clevedon, and a post, money order, and telegraph office. The parish contains also Cleeve village and Claverham hamlet, and comprises 5602 acres; population of the civil parish, 1870; of the ecclesiastical, 1478. There is a parish council consisting of five members. A cattle market is held on the second Monday in each month. The tract around Cleeve presents some picturesque and diversified scenery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £250 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is cruciform and Decorated and Later English. The vicarages of Cleeve and Kenn are separate benefices in the patronage of the Vicar. There are two dissenting 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 parishYatton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBedminster 

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.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Yatton from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyNorth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS49
Post TownBristol