Monksilver, Somerset

Historical Description

Monksilver, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 3 miles W of Williton station on the G.W.R., and 6½ N by W of Wiveliscombe, and has a post office under Taunton; money order and telegraph office, Stogumber. The parish comprises 783 acres; population of the civil parish, 188; of the ecclesiastical, 191. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £230 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church comprises aisles and chancel, with porch and tower; it was restored in 1874.

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 Monksilver All Saints
Hundred Williton and Freemanners
Poor Law union Williton

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


Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictWest Somerset
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtTA4
Post TownTaunton
Nettlecombe
Sampford Brett
Stogumber