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Oakhill, Somerset

Historical Description

Oakhill, an ecclesiastical parish in Somerset, 3 miles from Shepton Mallet station on the G.W. and Somerset and Dorset Joint railways. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bath. Population, 421. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £160. Patron, the Rector of Shepton Mallet. The church, erected in 1861, is a stone building in the Early English style, and has several good stained glass windows. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels. A very large brewery, noted for its excellent stout, is in the village, and is owned by the Oakhill Brewery Company.

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 parishAshwick 
Poor Law unionShepton-Mallet 

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

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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 districtBA3
Post TownRadstock