Walton, Somerset

Historical Description

Walton (near Bridgwater), a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 3 miles from Glastonbury station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint railway. It has a post office under Bridgwater; money order and telegraph office, Street. Acreage, 3163; population of the civil parish, 504; of the ecclesiastical, 494. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Bath. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £310 with residence. Patron, the Marquis of Bath. The church is Decorated English, and was rebuilt in 1866. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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
Ecclesiastical parish Walton Holy Trinity
Hundred Whitley
Poor Law union Wells

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


Church Records

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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.

DistrictMendip
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBA16
Post TownStreet