Huntspill, Somerset

Historical Description

Huntspill, a village, a parish, and a hundred in Somerset. The village stands near the mouth of the river Parret, 1¼mile SW of Highbridge station on the G.W.R., and 5½ miles N of Bridgwater; is a widely-scattered place, was once a market-town, and has a post office under Bridgwater; money order and telegraph office, Highbridge. Acreage, 6179; population, 2004. Huntspill Court is a chief residence, and is situated in a finely-timbered park of about 60 acres. The surface is chiefly rich pasturage, and is bounded for some way on one side by the Parret, on the other by the Brue. Brickmaking is carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £330 with residence. Patron, Baliol College, Oxford. The church is Later English; it was burned down in Dec. 1878, but rebuilt in 1880 by subscription. The vicarage of East Huntspill is a separate benefice. There is a Wesleyan 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
Ecclesiastical parish Huntspill All Saints
Hundred Bempstone
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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DistrictSedgemoor
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtTA9
Post TownHighbridge