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Tatworth, Somerset

Historical Description

Tatworth, an ecclesiastical district in Chard parish, Somerset, 2 miles from Chard town, where there is a station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Chard; money order and telegraph office, Chard. Population of the ecclesiastical district, 957. The principal occupation of the parish is lace-making, which is carried on in connection with the Nottingham lace trade. Parrocks Lodge is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £290 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Chard. The church was built in 1851, and is a building of flint in the Early English style. There is a Baptist chapel.

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 parishChard 
Poor Law unionChard 

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 Tatworth 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.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA20
Post TownChard