Oake, Somerset

Historical Description

Oake, a parish in Somerset, on the river Tone, 4 miles NNE of Wellington station on the G.W.R. Post town, Taunton; money order and telegraph office, Milverton. Acreage, 1754; population of the civil parish, 468; of the ecclesiastical, 90. There is a parish council of five members for the parishes of Oake and Hillfarrance. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £195 with residence. The church is an interesting building, and consists of nave, centre aisle, side chapel, and chancel, with a tower.

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 Oake St. Bartholomew
Hundred Taunton and Taunton-Dean
Poor Law union Wellington

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

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DistrictTaunton Deane
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtTA4
Post TownTaunton