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Axbridge

"AXBRIDGE, a parish, market town, and municipal borough in the hundred of Winterstoke, in the county of Somerset, 13 miles to the S.W. of Bristol, and 130 miles from London, or 136 miles by the Great Western railway. It is situated on a slope of the Mendip hills, in a fertile district watered by the river Axe. There are fine views from the top of the ridge above the town, in one direction over the Bristol Channel to South Wales, in another over beautiful country to the Quantocks and Bridgewater bay. Axbridge is a very old borough and sent members to parliament in the reigns of Edward I. and Edward III. The burgesses then prayed to be excused the exercise of the too expensive privilege, and Axbridge ceased to have a voice in the legislature. Its local government is vested, under a charter granted by Queen Elizabeth, in a mayor, councillors, and burgesses." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

Bibliography

References in the British Library:
  • The Western Mendips: Winscombe, Axbridge, Banwell, Yatton, etc., Somerset ... With map of the district [and illustrations].. 1910

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Axbridge area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

Historical Geography

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST430540 (Lat/Lon: 51.282222, -2.818687), Axbridge which are provided by:

Societies

You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.