Otterhampton, Somerset

Historical Description

Otterhampton, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, on the seaward reach of the river Parret, and 5½ miles NW of Bridgwater station on the G.W.R. Post town, Bridgwater; money order and telegraph office, Cannington. Acreage, 2026; population of the civil parish, 478; of the ecclesiastical, 432. There is a parish council consisting of five members. Hill House is the chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells, with the chapelry of Combwich annexed; net value, £200 with residence. The church is mainly Later English, with a chancel of 1844, and comprises nave and aisles, with a tower. It was restored in 1894, all objects of interest being carefully preserved. There is a Congregational chapel.

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
Hundred Cannington
Poor Law union Bridgwater

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Otterhampton 1656-1749, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Otterhampton from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA5
Post TownBridgwater