Downhead, Somerset

Historical Description

Downhead, a parish in Somerset, 2½ miles NE of Gran-more station on the G.W.R., and 5 ENE of Shepton-Mallct. Post town, Shepton-Mallet; money order and telegraph office, 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
Civil parish Doulting
Hundred Whitestone
Poor Law union Shepton-Mallet

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


Church Records

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 Downhead from the following:


Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictMendip
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBA4
Post TownShepton Mallet