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East Huntspill, Somerset

Historical Description

Huntspill, East, a village and a chapelry in Huntspill parish, Somerset. The village stands on the river Brue, 1½ mile E of Highbridge, and 7 NNE of Bridgwater. The chapelry was constituted in 1845, is sometimes called All Saints, and has at Bason Bridge a station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint railway, and a post office under Bridgwater; money order and telegraph office, Highbridge. The land is chiefly in pasture. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £190. Patron, the Rector of Huntspill. The church was built in 1840, is in the Norman style, and consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with bell-turret. There is a Bible Christian chapel.

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 districtTA9
Post TownHighbridge