Uphill  Somerset


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

UPHILL, a parish, with a village, in Axbridge district, Somerset; on the coast at the month of the river Exe, and on the Bristoland Exeter railway, 2½ miles S of Weston-super-Mare. It has a post-office under Weston-super-Mare. Acres, 1,697; of which 620 are water. Real property, £3,175. ...

Pop., 447. Houses, 85. The manor, with U. Castle, belongs to T. T. Knyfton, Es . U. House is the seat of the Rev. W. R. Crotch. Axium is supposed to have been a Roman settlement; was the shipping-place of mining produce from the Mendip hills; and was, for some time, the residence of the historian Gildas. U. cavern is a bone cave; was discovered in 1826; and was then replete with remains of sheep, oxen, pigs, horses, elephants, rhinoceroses, bears, and hyænas. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £300.* Patron, T. Bennett, Esq. The old church crowns a hill, commanding an extensive view, serves as a notable landmark; shows almost every style, from Norman to late perpendicular; and is crumbling to. decay. The new church was built in 1843, and is in the later English style. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a parochial school.

Uphill through time

Uphill 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 Uphill itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th February 2024

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