Place:


Brockley  Somerset

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Brockley like this:

BROCKLEY, a parish in Bedminster district, Somerset; on the Bristol and Exeter railway, near Nailsea station, 8 miles SW of Bristol. It has a post office under West Fown, Somerset. Acres, 692. Real property, £1,729. Pop., 93. Houses, 19. The property is divided among three. Brockley Hall is the seat of the Piggotts. ...


Brockley Combe is a rocky wooded hollow, about 300 feet, flanked by hills; and was a favourite resort of the poet Coleridge. Lead ore is found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £128.* Patrons, the Trustees of the late Rev. W. Piggott. The church is pretty good; and there are charities £9.

Brockley through time

Brockley is now part of North Somerset district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Somerset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Brockley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Brockley in North Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/12475

Date accessed: 17th November 2018


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