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Aller, Somerset

Historical Description

Aller, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands near the river Parret, and the Durston and Yeovil branch of the G.W.R., 2½ miles N of Langport; and has a post office under Langport, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 3605; population of the civil parish, 444; of the ecclesiastical, 429. This is said to be the place where Guthrum and his Danes were baptized after their defeat by Alfred at Edington. The parish includes also the tithing of Oath. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £480. Patron, Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The church was restored in 1861. There is a Congregational chapel. Dr Ralph Cudworth, the author of the "Intellectual System of the Universe," was a native, and his father was rector. A detachment of Goring's army was defeated, in 1645, on Aller Moor.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishAller St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionLangford 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA10
Post TownLangport