Seavington St Michael, Somerset
Seavington St Michael, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 3½ miles W of Ilminster station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Ilminster; money order and telegraph office, South Petherton. Acreage, 286; population of the civil parish, 176; of the ecclesiastical, 313. The manor belongs to Winchester college. The living is a rectory, united with Dinnington, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £320 with residence. Patron, Earl Powlett. The church is old but good.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Seavington St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Chard|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1689.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
Church of England
St. Michael (parish church)
The church of St. Michael is a small but ancient building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, north porch and a turret containing 3 bells: attached to the outside of the chancel wall is an ancient stone effigy without any inscription: there are sittings for 138 persons.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Seavington St Michael from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Seavington (St. Michael))
Online maps of Seavington St Michael 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.