Hambridge, Somerset

Historical Description

Hambridge, a tithing in Curry Rivell parish, and a chapelry in Curry Rivell, Earnshill, Barrington, Puckington, and Isle Brewers parishes, Somerset. The tithing lies near the river Isle, 5 miles SW of Langport station on the G.W.R. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Taunton. Population of the ecclesiastical parish, 538. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £250 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is in the Early English style, and has a tower. There is a Bible Christian chapel.

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 Curry Rivell
Hundred Abdick and Bulstone
Poor Law union Langport

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


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1844.

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


Churches

Church of England

St. James the Less

The church of St. James is a building of stone in the Decorated style, erected in 1842, and consists of chancel, nave, south porch, organ chamber and vestry, and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing one bell: there is a stained window: the choir is separated from the nave by a low screen, bearing 30 lights: there are sittings for 300 persons.
St. James the Less, Hambridge


Directories & Gazetteers

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Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictSouth Somerset
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtTA10
Post TownLangport