High Littleton, Somerset

Historical Description

Littleton, High, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 450 feet above the level of the sea, and is 10 miles SW by W of Bath. It has a post office under Hallatrow; money order and telegraph office, Paulton. The parish contains also the hamlet of Hallatrow, which has a station on the G.W.R. Acreage, 1303; population, 798. Coal is worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £111. The church was restored in 1885, comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with a fine tower; and contains monuments of the 15th century to the Hodges family. There are Wesleyan and Methodist chapels. Kingwell Hall is a chief residence.

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
Ecclesiastical parish High Littleton Holy Trinity
Hundred Chewton
Poor Law union Clutton

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBS39
Post TownBristol