Charlton Musgrove, Somerset
Charlton-Musgrove, a parish in Somerset, on the river Cale, near the Somerset and Dorset railway, 1 mile NNW of Wincanton railway station. Post town, Wincanton. Acreage, 3755; population, 407. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £400 with residence. The church is Decorated English, and has a fine tower. There is a Baptist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Charlton-Musgrave St. Stephen|
|Poor Law union||Wincanton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from 1538, but from that date to 1545 was imperfectly kept; the entries after that period continue regularly and include notices of 8 persons who died of the plague in 1553.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
Church of England
St. Stephen (parish church)
The church of St. Stephen is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and fine embattled western tower, with a turret and pinnacles and rudely carved corner figures and containing 3 bells; the oldest, cast about 1400, is inscribed "Regina coeli, laetare! alla! alla": the interior contains many monuments: the church was restored in 1884 at a cost of £600, and affords 120 sittings. In the churchyard are some fine yew trees.
The Baptist chapel, erected in 1830, will seat about 50 persons.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Charlton Musgrove from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Charlton-Musgrave (St. Stephen))
Online maps of Charlton Musgrove are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.