Lamyat, Somerset

Historical Description

Lamyat, a village and a parish in Somerset, 2 miles N of Bruton station on the G.W.R., and 1 mile SE of Ever-creech Junction station on the Midland and South-Westera Joint railway, with a post office under Bath; money order and telegraph office, Evercreech. Acreage, 1028; population, 180. Creech Hill consists of oolite, and was a Saxon stronghold. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £200 with residence. The church is Later English, was internally restored in 1853 and again in 1888, and consists of nave and chancel, with porch and tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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
Ecclesiastical parish Lamyatt St. Mary and St. John
Hundred Whitestone
Poor Law union Shepton-Mallet

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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