Look back with nostalgia, here is old Ubley

Welcome to our Ubley site


"UBLEY, a parish in the hundred of Chewton, county Somerset, 9 miles N.W. of Wells, 11 from Bristol, its post town, and 8 from Yatton railway station. The village is situated on the N. side of the Mendip hills, on the turnpike-road from Bath to Weston-super-Mare. Lead ore is worked by the Mendip Hills Mining Company. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £178. The church is dedicated to St. Bartholomew. The parochial charities produce about £5 per annum. There are a day school for both sexes, and a chapel for the Wesleyans. T. Somers, Esq., of Mendip Lodge, is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)



Do you have any stories or anecdotes about Ubley or the surrounding area. We would love to add them to our site. You can get in touch via our contact page or by e-mail at kccnick@aol.com.  Any old photographs we can copy would be excellent as well, Steve and Anne Philips kindly lent us photographs of the construction of Blagdon Lake which was worked on by so many of the Ubley men and the stone for it was all cut from an Ubley quarry, now lost in thick undergrowth.