Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for YATTON

YATTON, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Bedminster district, Somerset. The village stands near the Bristol and Exeter railway, 4¼ miles S by E of Clevedon; and has a head post-office‡ designated Yatton, Somerset, and a r. station.—The parish contains also Cleeve village and Claverham hamlet, and comprises 5,374 acres. Real property, £14,543. Pop. in 1851, 2,061; in 1861, 1,851. Houses, 382. The property is much subdivided. The manor, with Cleeve Court, belongs to T. Castle, Esq. The tract around Cleeve presents some picturesque and diversified scenery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £430.* Patron, the Bishop of B. and W. The church is cruciform and decorated and later English. The vicarages of Cleeve and Kenn are separate benefices. There are national schools and charities £57.—The sub-district contains 8 parishes. Acres, 20,048. Pop., 8,236. Houses, 1,531.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village, a parish, and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Yatton CP/AP       Yatton SubD       Long Ashton PLU/RegD       Somerset AncC
Place: Yatton

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