The description of Mells, Somerset, England which follow is taken from ‘Somersetshire Delineated’, published in 1822 by Christopher and John Greenwood, Surveyors, a Topographical Description of each Town, Parish, Chapelry, etc. in the county.
A parish in the liberty of Mells and Leigh, 3½ miles W. from Frome, containing 231 inhabited houses, and 260 families, 50 of whom are employed in agriculture, 126 in trade, manufacture, or handicraft, and 84 not comprised in either class. A considerable proportion of the population is employed in the coal and iron works. Here are two fairs annually; one on the Monday after Trinity week, and the other on Michaelmas-day. Mells-Park, delightfully situated at a short distance W. S.W. of the village, is the seat of T. S. Horner, Esq. The church is a handsome structure, consisting of a nave, chancel, and two side aisles, with a tower at the west end, containing a clock and six bells. The living is a rectory, in the deanery of Frome; Rev. John Bishop, D. D. incumbent; instituted 1783. Population, 1801, 1113 — 1811, 1061 — 1821, 1147.