West Dowlish, Somerset
Dowlish, West, a parish in Somerset, 1½ mile SE by E of Ilininster. Acreage, 586; population, 59. There is no church. See preceding article.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||West Dowlish St. John the Baptist|
|Hundred||Abdick and Bulstone|
|Poor Law union||Chard|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for West Dowlish from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Dowlish, West (St. John the Baptist))
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.