Holford, Somerset

Historical Description

Holford, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands near the coast, 5½ miles E of Williton station on the G.W.R,, and 10 NW by W of Bridgwater, and has a post office under Bridgwater; money order and telegraph office, Nether Stowey. Acreage, 1083; population of the civil parish, 191; of the ecclesiastical, 146. The manor belongs to the Hood family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £150 with residence. Patron, Eton College. The church is good and has a low tower.

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
Hundred Whitley
Poor Law union Williton

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Holford 1558-1812, Somerset is available to browse online.

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 Holford from the following:


Online maps of Holford are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA5
Post TownBridgwater