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Weare

"WEARE, a parish in the hundred of Bempstone, county Somerset, 2 S.W. of Axbridge, its post town. It is situated on the turnpike-road from Bristol to Bridgwater, the lower part of the parish being crossed by an ancient bridge over the river Axe. The parish comprises the villages of Upper and Lower Weare, and the hamlets of Alston Sutton, Brinscombe, and Stone Allerton. It was formerly a place of more importance than at present, the hamlet of Lower Weare being a borough and market town which returned two members to parliament in the 34th and 35th years of Edward I. It is said to have derived its present appellation from a wear that formerly existed on the river. The soil is loamy with a subsoil of clay." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Weare 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

You can see pictures of Weare which are provided by:

Gazetteers

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Weare has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST410520 (Lat/Lon: 51.264036, -2.847030), Weare 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.

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