Hillfarrance, Somerset

Historical Description

Hillfarrance, a parish in Somerset, on a branch of th& river Tone, 3 ½ miles NE of Wellington station on the G.W.R., Post town, Taunton. Population of the ecclesiastical parish, 396. The manor belonged to William de Vemay of the 14th century, and belongs now to several proprietors. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £110 with residence. Patron, Trinity College, Oxford. The church consists of nave, chancel, and S chapel, with porch and tower, and is good. By a Local Government Order of 1884 the parish was for civil purposes amalgamated with Mynehead,. Milverton, and Oak.

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


Ancient County Somersetshire
Hundred Taunton and Taunton-Dean
Poor Law union Wellington

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Hill Farrance 1701-1812, Somerset is available to browse online.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Hill-Farrance (Holy Cross) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Online maps of Hillfarrance 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

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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