"YATTON, a parish in the hundred of Winterstoke, county Somerset, 12 miles S.W. of Bristol, 7 N. of Axbridge, and 4 S.E. of Clevedon. It is a station on the Bristol and Exeter section of the Great Western railway. The parish includes the ecclesiastical district of Cleeve, and the hamlets of Claverham, Hewish, and Kenn. It is watered by the river Yeo, and forms part of a plain extending nearly to the banks of the Severn. The surface is level, except in the district of Cleeve, in which the bills rise into rocky heights, partly clothed with wood and intersected by deep ravines or combs. Cleeve Toot, which rises to the height of 200 feet, is capped by a mass of rock, and near it is Cadbury Hill camp, an ancient fortification. Limestone abounds, and is quarried for building and for burning into lime. There are two villages, those of Yatton and Cleeve, the latter being about 2 miles distant on the road from Bristol to Weston-super-Mare." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


References in the British Library:
  • 1751. March 28. A Bill for confirming articles of agreement for inclosing and dividing certain commons ... in the parish of Yatton in the county of Somerset. Few MS. notes.. pp. 7. [1751.]

  • Yatton, Somerset. The official guide, etc. [With illustrations.]. pp. 16. Home Publishing Co.: Carshalton, [1968.]

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


Church History

  • The parishes of Yatton, Kenn, Kingston Seymour, Cleeve and Claverham are now a part of the Yatton Moor Team Ministry. The team Rector is based in Yatton.


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