Blagdon, Somerset

Historical Description

Blagdon, a parish in Somersetshire. The parish lies under the Mendip Hills, 6 miles NE by E of Axbridge station on the G.W.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.), and a fair on the last Friday of Aug. Acreage, 3133; population of the civil parish, 901; of the ecclesiastical, 939. There is a public village hall, used on Sundays as a Baptist chapel. Some ruins at Reghillbury are said to be remains of an ancient palace. Lapis calaminaris is found. In the village is an ornamental sheet of water. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £419 with residence. The church is modern, and there is a Methodist chapel. Dr John Langhorne was rector.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & 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 Blagdon St. Andrew
Hundred Winterstoke
Poor Law union Axbridge

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


Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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CountyNorth Somerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBS40
Post TownBristol