Yatton Somerset Family History Guide

Yatton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Somerset. 

Other places in the parish include: Horsecastle, Hewish, and Claverham. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1675
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1605

Nonconformists include:  Bible Christian Methodist, Methodist, Society of Friends/Quaker, Wesleyan Methodist Association, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Kingston Seymour
  • Kenn
  • Clevedon St Andrew
  • Congresbury
  • Nailsea
  • Cleeve

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

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.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


County: Somerset
Civil Registration District: Bedminster
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Yatton with Kenn
Diocese: Bath and Wells
Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 - Redcliffe and Bedminster, Post-1846 - Chew
Poor Law Union: Bedminster
Hundred: Winterstoke
Province: Canterbury