St Catherine, Somerset

Historical Description

Catherine, St, a parish in Somersetshire, on the verge of the county, 3½ miles WNW of Box railway station, and 3½ NE by N of Bath. Acreage, 1041; population of the civil parish, 112; of the ecclesiastical, 1837. The manor belonged to the abbots of St Peter's, Bath, and their residence, an edifice of 1495, with a porch added in the time of Charles L, is still standing. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Batheaston, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £303, in the gift of Christ Church, Oxford. The church was built about the same time as the abbot's residence, and contains a carved pulpit, a Norman font, and an altar-tomb of 1631.

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
Hundred Bath-Forum
Poor Law union Bath

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


Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for St Catherine from the following:


Maps

Online maps of St Catherine are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:


Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBA1
Post TownBath
Batheaston
Cold Ashton
Marshfield