Pitminster, Somerset

Description
Pitminster, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands under Black Down Hills, near the boundary with Devonshire, 4 1/2 miles from Taunton station on the G.W.R. The parish includes the tithings of Blagdon, Duddlestone, Fulford, Leigh, Pitminster, and Trendle, and its post town and money order and telegraph office is Taunton. Acreage, 5355; population, 1262. Barton Grange, Eastbrook House, Canons Grove, Pondisford Park, Pondisford Lodge, Culm-head House, Pitminster Lodge, and Haygrass House are chief residences. There are two mailings and a tannery. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £345 with residence. The church is Early English, and consists of nave, aisles, chancel, and porch, with tower and spire. There is a Congregational chapel, and also one for the Brethren.

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Pitminster 1542-1812, Somerset is available to browse online.


Maps

Old maps of Pitminster are available on the old-maps.co.uk site, and a current map is available on the Streetmap.co.uk site.


Visitations Heraldic

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