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"UBLEY, a parish in the hundred of Chewton, county Somerset, 9 miles N.W. of Wells, 11 from Bristol, its post town, and 8 from Yatton railway station. The village is situated on the N. side of the Mendip hills, on the turnpike-road from Bath to Weston-super-Mare. Lead ore is worked by the Mendip Hills Mining Company. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £178. The church is dedicated to St. Bartholomew. The parochial charities produce about £5 per annum. There are a day school for both sexes, and a chapel for the Wesleyans. T. Somers, Esq., of Mendip Lodge, is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

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