Barwick, Somerset

Historical Description

Barwick, a parish in Somerset, on the verge of the county, 2 miles S of Yeovil station on the G.W. and L. & S.W.R. It includes the hamlet of Stoford, and its post town is Yeovil. Acreage, 785; population, 454. Barwick House is a seat in the neighbourhood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, ?£220. The church is Early English, and was restored in 1885-86. There are some exquisite carvings on the pulpit, desk, and pews, and several monuments to members of the Newman and Messiter families.

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

Administration

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

Ancient County Somersetshire
Ecclesiastical parish Barwick St. Mary Magdalene
Hundred Houndsborough
Poor Law union Yeovil

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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