Cricket St Thomas, Somerset
Cricket St Thomas, a parish in Somerset, 5½ miles W by S of Crewkerne, and 3¼ from Chard station on the G.W.R. Post town, Chard; money order office, Winsham; telegraph office, Chard. Acreage, 722; population, 90. Cricket Lodge,. rebuilt about 1799, and situated in a romantic dell, is the seat of Viscount Bridport. The living is a rectory, annexed to the vicarage of Winsham, in the diocese of Bath and Wells;. joint net value, £265 with residence. Joint patrons, Viscount Bridport and the Bishop of Worcester. The church consists of nave, chancel, and transept on the south side of the nave. There is a bell turret. The church has monuments to the first Lord Bridport and to Earl Nelson.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Online maps of Cricket St Thomas 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.