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Holnicote, Somerset

Historical Description

Holnicote, a hamlet in Selworthy parish, Somerset, 4 miles W of Minehead. It took its name, like Holne village, from the Anglo-Saxon word for " holy," and it consists of pretty creeper-bound cottages. Holnicote House, in the vicinity, is the seat of the Acland family; was destroyed by fire in 1799, and again in another year; has been rebuilt and enlarged, and stands in a park of much natural and artificial beauty.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Civil parishSelworthy 
Poor Law unionWilliton 

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

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Holnicote from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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