Bishops Hull, Somerset

Historical Description

Bishops-Hull, a parish in Somersetshire, 1½ mile W of Taunton on the G.W.R., under which it has a post office, and at which is the money order and telegraph office. Area of the civil parish of Bishops-Hull Within, 109 acres; population, 594. Area of the civil parish of Bishops-Hull Without, 1441 acres; population, 1097. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £300. There is a Congregational chapel. In 1885 all the part of Bishops-Hull parish outside the Taunton municipal borough, and all the part of Wilton outside such boundary, were united and constituted a separate parish and called Bishops-Hull Without. There are several handsome residences in the neighbourhood.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & 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 Bishop's Hull St. Peter and St. Paul
Hundred Taunton and Taunton-Dean
Poor Law union Taunton

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Bishop's Hull 1562-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bishops Hull from the following:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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