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Pensford

"PENSFORD ST. THOMAS, a parish in the hundred of Keynsham, county Somerset, 6 miles S. of Bristol. The parish, which is of small extent, is intersected by the river Chew. The village, which was formerly a market town, is situated partly in this and partly in the adjoining parish of Publow. The woollen cloth manufacture was formerly carried on here; but has long since declined. The inhabitants are now chiefly engaged in the adjacent collieries and copper mines. Several of the adherents of the unfortunate Duke of Monmouth were executed here by Jeffreys. The living is a curacy annexed to the vic, of Stanton-Drew, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church, dedicated to St. Thomas-a-Becket, is a stone structure with a venerable tower. There are places of worship for the Independents and Wesleyans. Fairs are held on the 6th May and 8th November." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

Bibliography

  • Pensford, Publow and Woollard, A Topographical History by Rowland Janes. Published 2003 by Biografix. ISBN: 0 9545125 0 2.

Churches

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Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

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Societies

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