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Worle, North Somerset

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Worle, North Somerset

Worle is a village in North Somerset that is now totally absorbed by the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare. Despite this, Worle pre-dates Weston and was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. In the book, it is said that Worle was owned by Walter of Douai, and consisted of 750 acres and valued at 6.5 hides. "Walter de Dowai holds of the King, Worle. Edgar held it in the time of King Edward, and gelded for six hides and a half.
Administrative CountyNorth Somerset
Traditional CountySomerset
OS GridST3562
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityAvon
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01934

Other names by which Worle, North Somerset has been known in the past


Worle, North Somerset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Worle, par. and vil. with ry. sta., Somerset - par., 1810 ac., pop. 965; vil., on E. slope of Worle Hill, 2½ miles NE. of Weston super Mare; P.O.

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