Nettlecombe, a parish in Somerset, 1 mile from Road-water station on the West Somerset Mineral railway, and 2½ miles N by W of Wiveliscombe. Post town, Taunton; money order and telegraph office, Williton. It contains the hamlets of Baggearn Huish, Egypt, Coulton, Clitsome, Harpers, Holcombe Water, Ton", Slade, Vample Cross, Yean, andWoodford. Acreage, 3073; population of the civil parish, 269; of the ecclesiastical, 259. The manor, with Nettlecombe Court, belongs to the Trevelyan family. Nettlecombe Court is a very fine mansion, contains a grant deed of Nettlecombe estate of the time of Henry II., a miniature portrait of Charles I. worked with his own hair, and many other curiosities, and stands amid extensive and beautiful grounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £500 witli residence. The church consists of nave, aisles, and cliancel, with porch and tower.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Nettlecombe St. Mary|
|Hundred||Williton and Freemanners|
|Poor Law union||Williton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Nettlecombe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Nettlecombe (St. Mary))
Online maps of Nettlecombe are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
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- 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.