Boroughbridge, Somerset

Historical Description

Boroughbridge, a hamlet and an ecclesiastical parish in Somersetshire, formed out of the following seven civil parishes in 1837, viz., Stoke St Gregory, Bridgewater, Lyng, Middlesoy, North Petherton, Othery, and Weston-Zoyland, on the junction of the rivers Parret and Tone, 2 miles from Athelney railway station, and 8 from Martock station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Bridgewater; money order and telegraph office, North Curry. Population, 467. The church was built in 1838. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £306 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is good, and was restored in 1887. There is a Baptist chapel.

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
Hundred Andersfield
Poor Law union Bridgwater

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