Somerset

Road through Cheddar 1890s


Somerset is bounded, North by Gloucestershire, the Bristol Channel, and the Severn, East by Wiltshire and Dorsetshire, South by Dorsetshire, and West by Devonshire. It is 68 miles long, and 47 broad, and is divided into 40 Hundreds — Abdick and Bulston, Andersfield, Bath Forum, Bempstone, Brent with Wrington, Bruton, Cannington, Carhampton, Catash, Chew and Chewton, Crewkerne, North-Currey, Ferris-Norton, Frome, Glaston-twelve-Hides, Hampton and Claverton, Hartcliffe and Bedminster, Horethorne, Houndsborough, Huntspil and Puriton, Keynsham, Kilmersdon, Kingsbury (East and West), Martock, Mells and Leigh, Milverton, North-Petherton, South-Petherton, Pitney, Portbury, Somerton, Stone, Taunton and Taunton-Dean, Tintinhull, Wellow, Wells-Forum, Whitestone, Whitley, Williton and Free-Manners, Winterstoke. Rivers; the Lower-Avon, the Brue, and the Parret. There are 35 Market-Towns. It is in the Province of Canterbury, in the Diocese of Bath and Wells, and in the Western Circuit. It contains 1642 square miles, or 1,050,880 acres. Population, 435,9821.

Parishes in Somerset

  • Abbas Combe, Somerset
  • Abbots Leigh, Somerset
  • Aisholt, Somerset
  • Alford, Somerset
  • Aller, Somerset
  • Angersleigh, Somerset
  • Ansford, Somerset
  • Ash, Somerset
  • Ash Priors, Somerset
  • Ashbrittle, Somerset
  • Ashcott, Somerset
  • Ashill, Somerset
  • Ashington, Somerset
  • Ashwick, Somerset
  • Axbridge, Somerset
  • Babcary, Somerset
  • Babington, Somerset
  • Backwell, Somerset
  • Badgworth, Somerset
  • Baltonsborough, Somerset
  • Banwell, Somerset
  • Barrington, Somerset
  • Barrow Gurney, Somerset
  • Barton St David, Somerset
  • Barwick, Somerset
  • Batcombe, Somerset
  • Bath Abbey, Somerset
  • Bath St James, Somerset
  • Bath St Michael, Somerset
  • Bathampton, Somerset
  • Bathealton, Somerset
  • Batheaston, Somerset
  • Bathford, Somerset
  • Bathwick with Woolley, Somerset
  • Bawdrip, Somerset
  • Beckington with Standerwick, Somerset
  • Bedminster [St John the Baptist], Somerset
  • Bedminster St Paul, Somerset
  • Beer Crocombe, Somerset
  • Berkley, Somerset
  • Berrow, Somerset
  • Bickenhall, Somerset
  • Bicknoller, Somerset
  • Biddisham, Somerset
  • Binegar, Somerset
  • Bishop’s Hull, Somerset
  • Bishop’s Lydeard, Somerset
  • Blackford (near Milborne-Port), Somerset
  • Blackford (near Axbridge), Somerset
  • Blagdon, Somerset
  • Bleadon, Somerset
  • Bradford, Somerset
  • Bratton St Maur, Somerset
  • Breane, Somerset
  • Brent Knoll, Somerset
  • Bridgwater, Somerset
  • Bridgwater Holy Trinity, Somerset
  • Brislington [St Luke], Somerset
  • Bristol St Mary Redcliffe, Somerset
  • Bristol St Thomas, Somerset
  • Bristol Temple, Somerset
  • Broadway, Somerset
  • Brockley, Somerset
  • Brompton Ralph, Somerset
  • Brompton Regis, Somerset
  • Broomfield, Somerset
  • Brushford, Somerset
  • Bruton, Somerset
  • Brympton, Somerset
  • Buckland Dinham, Somerset
  • Buckland St Mary, Somerset
  • Burnett, Somerset
  • Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset
  • Burrington, Somerset
  • Burrowbridge, Somerset
  • Butcombe, Somerset
  • Butleigh, Somerset
  • Cameley, Somerset
  • Camerton, Somerset
  • Cannington, Somerset
  • Carhampton, Somerset
  • Castle Cary, Somerset
  • Catcott, Somerset
  • Chaffcombe, Somerset
  • Chantry, Somerset
  • Chapel Allerton, Somerset
  • Chard, Somerset
  • Charlcombe, Somerset
  • Charlton Adam, Somerset
  • Charlton Horethorne, Somerset
  • Charlton Mackrell, Somerset
  • Charlton Musgrove, Somerset
  • Charlynch, Somerset
  • Charterhouse, Somerset
  • Cheddar, Somerset
  • Cheddon Fitzpaine, Somerset
  • Chedzoy, Somerset
  • Chelvey, Somerset
  • Chelwood, Somerset
  • Chew Magna, Somerset
  • Chew Stoke, Somerset
  • Chewton Mendip, Somerset
  • Chilcompton, Somerset
  • Chillington, Somerset
  • Chilthorne Domer, Somerset
  • Chilton Cantelo, Somerset
  • Chilton Common, Somerset
  • Chilton Polden, Somerset
  • Chilton Trinity, Somerset
  • Chipstable, Somerset
  • Chiselborough, Somerset
  • Christon, Somerset
  • Churchill, Somerset
  • Clandown, Somerset
  • Clapton-in-Gordano, Somerset
  • Clatworthy, Somerset
  • Claverton, Somerset
  • Cleeve, Somerset
  • Clevedon [St Andrew], Somerset
  • Cloford, Somerset
  • Closworth, Somerset
  • Clutton, Somerset
  • Coleford, Somerset
  • Combe Down, Somerset
  • Combe Florey, Somerset
  • Combe Hay, Somerset
  • Combe St Nicholas, Somerset
  • Compton Bishop, Somerset
  • Compton Dando, Somerset
  • Compton Dundon, Somerset
  • Compton Martin, Somerset
  • Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset
  • Congresbury, Somerset
  • Corfe, Somerset
  • Corston, Somerset
  • Corton Denham, Somerset
  • Cossington, Somerset
  • Cothelstone, Somerset
  • Coxley, Somerset
  • Creech St Michael, Somerset
  • Crewkerne, Somerset
  • Cricket Malherbie, Somerset
  • Cricket St Thomas, Somerset
  • Croscombe, Somerset
  • Crowcombe, Somerset
  • Cucklington, Somerset
  • Cudworth, Somerset
  • Culbone, Somerset
  • Curland, Somerset
  • Curry Mallet, Somerset
  • Curry Rivel, Somerset
  • Cutcombe, Somerset
  • Dinder, Somerset
  • Dinnington, Somerset
  • Ditcheat, Somerset
  • Dodington, Somerset
  • Donyatt, Somerset
  • Doulting, Somerset
  • Dowlishwake, Somerset
  • Downhead, Somerset
  • Downside, Somerset
  • Drayton, Somerset
  • Dulverton, Somerset
  • Dundry, Somerset
  • Dunkerton, Somerset
  • Dunster, Somerset
  • Durleigh, Somerset
  • Durston, Somerset
  • East Brent, Somerset
  • East Chinnock, Somerset
  • East Coker, Somerset
  • East Cranmore, Somerset
  • East Harptree, Somerset
  • East Lambrook, Somerset
  • East Lydford, Somerset
  • East Pennard, Somerset
  • East Quantoxhead, Somerset
  • Easton, Somerset
  • Easton-in-Gordano, Somerset
  • Eastover, Somerset
  • Eastrip, Somerset
  • Edington, Somerset
  • Elm, Somerset
  • Elworthy, Somerset
  • Emborough, Somerset
  • Englishcombe, Somerset
  • Enmore, Somerset
  • Evercreech with Chesterblade, Somerset
  • Exford, Somerset
  • Exmoor, Somerset
  • Exton, Somerset
  • Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset
  • Farmborough, Somerset
  • Farrington Gurney, Somerset
  • Fiddington, Somerset
  • Fitzhead, Somerset
  • Fivehead, Somerset
  • Flax Bourton, Somerset
  • Foxcote, Somerset
  • Freshford, Somerset
  • Frome [St John the Baptist], Somerset
  • Frome Christ Church, Somerset
  • Frome Holy Trinity, Somerset
  • Glastonbury, Somerset
  • Glastonbury St Benedict, Somerset
  • Goathill, Somerset
  • Goathurst, Somerset
  • Godney, Somerset
  • Greinton, Somerset
  • Halse, Somerset
  • Hambridge with Earnshill, Somerset
  • Hardington Mandeville, Somerset
  • Haslebury Plucknett, Somerset
  • Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset
  • Hawkridge, Somerset
  • Heathfield, Somerset
  • Hemington with Hardington, Somerset
  • Hendford, Somerset
  • Henstridge, Somerset
  • Henton, Somerset
  • High Ham, Somerset
  • High Littleton, Somerset
  • Highbridge, Somerset
  • Hillfarrance, Somerset
  • Hinton Blewitt, Somerset
  • Hinton Charterhouse, Somerset
  • Hinton St George, Somerset
  • Holcombe, Somerset
  • Holford, Somerset
  • Holton, Somerset
  • Hornblotton, Somerset
  • Horrington, Somerset
  • Horsington, Somerset
  • Huish Champflower, Somerset
  • Huish Episcopi, Somerset
  • Huntspill, Somerset
  • Huntspill All Saints, Somerset
  • Hutton, Somerset
  • Ilchester, Somerset
  • Ilminster, Somerset
  • Ilton, Somerset
  • Isle Abbots, Somerset
  • Isle Brewers, Somerset
  • Keinton Mandeville, Somerset
  • Kelston, Somerset
  • Kenn, Somerset
  • Kewstoke, Somerset
  • Keynsham, Somerset
  • Kilmersdon, Somerset
  • Kilmington, Somerset
  • Kilton, Somerset
  • Kilve, Somerset
  • Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset
  • Kingsdon, Somerset
  • Kingston Seymour, Somerset
  • Kingston St Mary, Somerset
  • Kingstone, Somerset
  • Kingweston, Somerset
  • Kittisford, Somerset
  • Knowle St Giles, Somerset
  • Lamyat, Somerset
  • Land Common to North Curry and Stoke St Gregory, Somerset
  • Langford Budville, Somerset
  • Langport, Somerset
  • Langridge, Somerset
  • Laverton, Somerset
  • Leigh-upon-Mendip, Somerset
  • Leighland, Somerset
  • Lilstock, Somerset
  • Limington, Somerset
  • Litton, Somerset
  • Locking, Somerset
  • Long Ashton, Somerset
  • Long Load, Somerset
  • Long Sutton, Somerset
  • Lopen, Somerset
  • Lovington, Somerset
  • Loxton, Somerset
  • Luccombe, Somerset
  • Lufton, Somerset
  • Lullington, Somerset
  • Luxborough, Somerset
  • Lydeard St Lawrence, Somerset
  • Lympsham, Somerset
  • Lyng, Somerset
  • Maiden Bradley, Somerset
  • Maperton, Somerset
  • Mark, Somerset
  • Marksbury, Somerset
  • Marston Bigot, Somerset
  • Marston Magna, Somerset
  • Martock, Somerset
  • Meare, Somerset
  • Mells, Somerset
  • Merriott, Somerset
  • Middle Chinnock, Somerset
  • Middlezoy, Somerset
  • Midsomer Norton, Somerset
  • Milborne Port, Somerset
  • Milton Clevedon, Somerset
  • Milverton, Somerset
  • Minehead, Somerset
  • Misterton, Somerset
  • Monksilver, Somerset
  • Monkton Combe, Somerset
  • Montacute, Somerset
  • Moorlinch, Somerset
  • Muchelney, Somerset
  • Mudford, Somerset
  • Nailsea, Somerset
  • Nailsea Christ Church, Somerset
  • Nempnett Thrubwell, Somerset
  • Nether Stowey, Somerset
  • Nettlecombe, Somerset
  • Newton St Loe, Somerset
  • North Barrow, Somerset
  • North Cadbury, Somerset
  • North Cheriton, Somerset
  • North Curry, Somerset
  • North Newton, Somerset
  • North Perrot, Somerset
  • North Petherton, Somerset
  • North Stoke, Somerset
  • North Wootton, Somerset
  • North and South Bradon, Somerset
  • Northmoor Green, Somerset
  • Northover, Somerset
  • Norton Fitzwarren, Somerset
  • Norton Malreward, Somerset
  • Norton St Philip, Somerset
  • Norton sub Hamdon, Somerset
  • Nunney, Somerset
  • Nynehead, Somerset
  • Oake, Somerset
  • Oare, Somerset
  • Odcombe, Somerset
  • Old Cleeve, Somerset
  • Orchard Portman, Somerset
  • Orchardleigh, Somerset
  • Othery, Somerset
  • Otterford, Somerset
  • Otterhampton with Combwich, Somerset
  • Over Stowey, Somerset
  • Paulton, Somerset
  • Pawlett, Somerset
  • Pendomer, Somerset
  • Penselwood, Somerset
  • Pensford, Somerset
  • Pilton, Somerset
  • Pitcombe, Somerset
  • Pitminster, Somerset
  • Pitney, Somerset
  • Podymore, Somerset
  • Porlock, Somerset
  • Portbury, Somerset
  • Portishead, Somerset
  • Poyntington, Somerset
  • Preston Plucknett, Somerset
  • Priddy, Somerset
  • Priston, Somerset
  • Publow, Somerset
  • Puckington, Somerset
  • Puriton, Somerset
  • Puxton, Somerset
  • Pylle, Somerset
  • Queen Camel, Somerset
  • Queen Charlton, Somerset
  • Raddington, Somerset
  • Radstock, Somerset
  • Redlynch, Somerset
  • Rimpton, Somerset
  • Rodden, Somerset
  • Rode, Somerset
  • Rodney Stoke, Somerset
  • Rowberrow, Somerset
  • Ruishton, Somerset
  • Runnington, Somerset
  • Saltford, Somerset
  • Sampford Arundel, Somerset
  • Sampford Brett, Somerset
  • Sandford Orcas, Somerset
  • Seaborough, Somerset
  • Seavington St Mary, Somerset
  • Seavington St Michael, Somerset
  • Selwood, Somerset
  • Selworthy, Somerset
  • Shapwick, Somerset
  • Shepton Beauchamp, Somerset
  • Shepton Mallet, Somerset
  • Shepton Montague, Somerset
  • Shipham, Somerset
  • Skilgate, Somerset
  • Sock Dennis, Somerset
  • Somerton, Somerset
  • South Barrow, Somerset
  • South Brewham with North Brewham, Somerset
  • South Cadbury, Somerset
  • South Petherton, Somerset
  • South Stoke, Somerset
  • Sparkford, Somerset
  • Spaxton, Somerset
  • St Audries, Somerset
  • St Catherine, Somerset
  • St Decuman’s, Somerset
  • St Michaelchurch, Somerset
  • Stanton Drew, Somerset
  • Stanton Prior, Somerset
  • Staple Fitzpaine, Somerset
  • Staplegrove, Somerset
  • Stawell, Somerset
  • Stawley, Somerset
  • Steep Holme Island, Somerset
  • Stockland Bristol, Somerset
  • Stocklynch Magdalen, Somerset
  • Stocklynch Ottersey, Somerset
  • Stogumber, Somerset
  • Stogursey, Somerset
  • Stoke Lane, Somerset
  • Stoke Pero, Somerset
  • Stoke St Gregory, Somerset
  • Stoke St Mary, Somerset
  • Stoke Trister, Somerset
  • Stoke sub Hamdon, Somerset
  • Ston Easton, Somerset
  • Stourton, Somerset
  • Stowell, Somerset
  • Stowey, Somerset
  • Stratton-on-the Fosse, Somerset
  • Street, Somerset
  • Stringston, Somerset
  • Sutton Bingham, Somerset
  • Sutton Mallet, Somerset
  • Sutton Montis, Somerset
  • Swainswick, Somerset
  • Swell, Somerset
  • Taunton, Somerset
    • Taunton Holy Trinity, Somerset
    • Taunton St James, Somerset
    • Taunton St Mary Magdalene, Somerset
  • Tellisford, Somerset
  • Theale, Somerset
  • Thorn Falcon, Somerset
  • Thorne Coffin, Somerset
  • Thorne St Margaret, Somerset
  • Thurlbere, Somerset
  • Thurloxton, Somerset
  • Tickenham, Somerset
  • Timberscombe, Somerset
  • Timsbury, Somerset
  • Tintinhull, Somerset
  • Tolland, Somerset
  • Treborough, Somerset
  • Trent, Somerset
  • Trull, Somerset
  • Twerton-on-Avon, Somerset
  • Ubley, Somerset
  • Uphill, Somerset
  • Upton, Somerset
  • Upton Noble, Somerset
  • Walcot, Somerset
  • Walcot Holy Trinity, Somerset
  • Walcot St Saviour, Somerset
  • Walton, Somerset
  • Walton-in-Gordano, Somerset
  • Wanstrow, Somerset
  • Wayford, Somerset
  • Weare, Somerset
  • Wedmore, Somerset
  • Wellington, Somerset
  • Wellow, Somerset
  • Wells Cathedral, Somerset
  • Wells St Cuthbert, Somerset
  • Wembdon, Somerset
  • West Bagborough, Somerset
  • West Bradley, Somerset
  • West Buckland, Somerset
  • West Camel, Somerset
  • West Chinnock, Somerset
  • West Coker, Somerset
  • West Cranmore, Somerset
  • West Dowlish, Somerset
  • West Harptree, Somerset
  • West Hatch, Somerset
  • West Lydford, Somerset
  • West Monkton, Somerset
  • West Pennard, Somerset
  • Westbury, Somerset
  • Weston, Somerset
  • Weston Bampfylde, Somerset
  • Weston St John, Somerset
  • Weston-in-Gordano, Somerset
  • Weston-super-Mare [St John the Baptist], Somerset
  • Weston-super-Mare Emmanuel, Somerset
  • Westonzoyland, Somerset
  • Whatley, Somerset
  • Wheathill, Somerset
  • Whitchurch, Somerset
  • Whitelackington, Somerset
  • Whitestaunton, Somerset
  • Wick St Lawrence, Somerset
  • Widcombe, Somerset
  • Williton, Somerset
  • Wilton, Somerset
  • Wincanton, Somerset
  • Winford, Somerset
  • Winscombe, Somerset
  • Winsford, Somerset
  • Winsham, Somerset
  • Witham Friary, Somerset
  • Withiel Florey, Somerset
  • Withycombe, Somerset
  • Withypool, Somerset
  • Wiveliscombe, Somerset
  • Wookey, Somerset
  • Woolavington, Somerset
  • Woolverton, Somerset
  • Wootton Courtenay, Somerset
  • Worle, Somerset
  • Wraxall, Somerset
  • Wrington, Somerset
  • Writhlington, Somerset
  • Wyke Champflower, Somerset
  • Yarlington, Somerset
  • Yatton, Somerset
  • Yeovil, Somerset
  • Yeovilton, Somerset

  1. Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850. [return]