Ilton, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 2 miles NNW of Ilminster station on the G.W.R., and has a post office under Ilminster; money order and telegraph office, Ilminster. The civil parish contains the hamlets of Ashford an-d Ilford; the ecclesiastical parish contains also the hamlet of Eapps. Acreage, 1668; population of the civil parish, 382; of the ecclesiastical, 364. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £164 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church, which is Decorated English and Early Perpendicular, was restored in 1860, and consists of nave, N aisle, transept, chancel, and chancel aisle, with tower. The spire became much dilapidated, and for safety was removed in 1887. There is a Wesleyan chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ilton St. Peter|
|Hundred||Abdick and Bulstone|
|Poor Law union||Chard|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Ilton 1642-1812, 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.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ilton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Ilton (St. Peter))
- Kelly's Directory of Somerset, 1914
Online maps of Ilton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.