Weare  Somerset


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

WEARE, a village and a parish in Axbridge district, Somerset. The village stands on the river Axe, 1½ mile SSW of Axbridge, and 6 NNE of Woolavington r. stations; was once a market-town; sent members to parliament in the time of Edward I.; consists of two parts, Lower W. and Upper W.; and has a post-office under Weston-super-Mare. ...

The parish contains also three hamlets, and comprises 2,146 acres. Rated property, £3,764. Pop., 677. Houses, 146. The property is much subdivided. Badgworth Court is the seat of Col. Luttrell. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £420* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is later English. There are three dissenting chapels, and two endowed schools with £15 and £5 a year.

Weare through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th February 2024

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