Edington, Somerset

Historical Description

Edington, a village in Moorlinch parish, Somerset, 5½ miles ENE of Bridgwater. It has a station on the Somerset and Dorset Junction railway, 138 miles from London, and contains the hamlet of Burtle, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bridgwater, Acreage, 2191; population, 482. The living is a perpetual curacy united with the perpetual curacy of Chilton-on-Polden, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £120 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church was rebuilt in 1879 in the Perpendicular style.

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
Civil parish Moorlinch
Hundred Whitley
Poor Law union Bridgwater

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA7
Post TownBridgwater