Sutton Bingham, Somerset

Historical Description

Sutton Bingham, a parish in Somerset, with a station on the L. & S.W.R., 125 miles from London, and 3 SSW of Yeovil. Post town, Yeovil; money order and telegraph office, North Coker. Acreage, 556; population, 56. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £160 with residence. The church is Norman and is said to be the oldest in Somerset, as it is supposed to have been built in 1111. It has a beautiful old Norman arch. While the church was being restored in 1878 an enormous coffin was found in the centre of it containing two skeletons, supposed to be those of the founder and his wife.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and 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 Houndsborough
Poor Law union Yeovil

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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

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

Closworth
East Coker
Halstock