Odcombe, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 1½ mile from Montacute station on the G.W.R., and 3 miles W of Yeovil. It has a post and money order office under Stoke-under-Ham; telegraph office, Montacute. Acreage of the civil parish, 1119; population, 530; of the ecclesiastical, 554. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £300 with residence. Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church is Late Perpendicular, restored in 1875, and consists of nave and chancel, with porch and tower. There are Primitive Methodist and Baptist chapels. Hody the theologian was a native. It was the birthplace of Tom Corgat the great traveller. His father was rector.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Odcombe St. Peter and St. Paul|
|Poor Law union||Yeovil|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Odcombe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Odcombe (St. Peter and St. Paul))
Online maps of Odcombe are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- 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.