Berrow  Somerset


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

BERROW, a parish in Axbridge district, Somerset; on a bay of its own name, on Bristol channel, 4 miles NNW of Highbridge r. station, and 9½ WSW of Axbridge. Post Town, Burnham, under Bridgewater. Acres, 6,563; of which 4,410 are water. Real property, with Breane, £7,994. Pop., 489. ...

Houses, 112. The property is divided among a few. A great extent of sand, called Berrow flat, is alternately covered and abandoned by the tide; and this forms most of Berrow bay, which is simply an open narrow belt, extending 8 miles northward from the mouths of the Parret and the Brue. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £186.* Patron, the Archdeacon of Wells. The church is good.

Berrow through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th April 2018

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