Litton, Somerset

Historical Description

Litton, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 5 miles SW of Clutton, and 4 from Hallatrow station on the G.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Chewton Mendip, under Bath. The parish contains also the hamlets of Greendown and Sherborn. Acreage, 1125; population, 214. Lillycombe is a seat in the neighbourhood. The reservoirs of the Bristol Waterworks are partly in this parish and partly in that of Hinton Blewett. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £240. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church was erected in 1485, and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a 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
Ecclesiastical parish Litton St. Peter
Hundred Wells-Forum
Poor Law union Clutton

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA3
Post TownRadstock