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Chantry, Somerset

Historical Description

Chantry, an ecclesiastical parish formed out of the parishes of Whatley, Great Elm, and Mells, Somerset, 4½ miles SW from Frome station on the G.W.R. Post town, Frome. Population, 206. The chapelry was constituted in 1846. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £84. The church was built in 1846. There is a Wesleyan chapel. The manufacture of edge tools is carried on in this district.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA11
Post TownFrome