Burnett, Somerset

Historical Description

Burnett, a parish in Somersetshire, on the river Chew, 2 ½ miles from Keynsham station on the G.W.R. Post town, Pensford. Acreage, 619; population, 68. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells ; net value, £122. Patrons, trustees. The church has a brass of 1575, and in 1886 was thoroughly restored.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Somersetshire
Hundred Keynsham
Poor Law union Keynsham

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Burnett (St. Michael) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Online maps of Burnett are available from a number of sites:

Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
Google Streetview.
National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.