Spaxton, Somerset

Historical Description

Spaxton, a parish in Somerset, 6 miles W of Bridgwater station on the G.W.R. It contains Spaxton village, and Courtway, Merridge, and Four Forks hamlets. Post town, Bridgwater; money order and telegraph office, Cannington. Acreage, 3646; population of the civil parish, 904; of the ecclesiastical, 874. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £680 with residence. The church is Later English, and there is an iron district church at Merridge. There are also a Wesleyan chapel and six almshouses.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Somersetshire
Ecclesiastical parish Spaxton St. Margaret
Hundred Cannington
Poor Law union Bridgwater

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Spaxton 1558-1812, Somerset is available to browse online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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