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Chesterblade, Somerset

Historical Description

Chesterblade, a chapelry in Evercreech parish, Somerset, 2 miles from Evercreech station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and 3½ ESE of Shcpton Mallet, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Evercreech. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Evercreech, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The Church of St Mary is a small stone building with Norman font and entrance arch. It was repaired in 1888. On an adjoining hill is situated a large encampment of Roman or pre-Roman times.

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 CountySomersetshire 
Civil parishEvercreech 
HundredWells-Forum 

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 Chesterblade from the following:


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 districtBA4
Post TownShepton Mallet