Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BROCKLEY

BROCKLEY, a parish in Bedminster district, Somerset; on the Bristol and Exeter railway, near Nailsea station, 8 miles SW of Bristol. It has a post office under West Fown, Somerset. Acres, 692. Real property, £1,729. Pop., 93. Houses, 19. The property is divided among three. Brockley Hall is the seat of the Piggotts. Brockley Combe is a rocky wooded hollow, about 300 feet, flanked by hills; and was a favourite resort of the poet Coleridge. Lead ore is found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £128.* Patrons, the Trustees of the late Rev. W. Piggott. The church is pretty good; and there are charities £9.

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

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Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Brockley AP/CP       Long Ashton PLU/RegD       Somerset AncC
Place: Brockley

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