Broomfield, Somerset

Historical Description

Broomfield, a parish in Somersetshire, among the Quantock Hills, 5 miles N of Taunton station on the G.W.R., and 6 WSW of Bridgewater, under which it has a post office; money order and telegraph office, Kingston. Acreage, 4080; population of the civil parish, 384; of the ecclesiastical, 394. Fyne Court and Broomfield Hall are the chief residences. Much of the surface is picturesque, and some points command extensive views. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £97 with residence. The church is good, and the churchyard has a stone cross. Red deer are occasionally found wild in this parish.

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 Broomfield St. Mary And All Saints
Hundred Andersfield
Poor Law union Bridgwater

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


Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Broomfield 1630-1812, Somerset is available to browse online.

Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Broomfield from the following:


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:


Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictSedgemoor
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtTA5
Post TownBridgwater