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Badgworth, Somerset

Historical Description

Badgworth, a parish in Somerset, 3 miles SW of Axbridge station on the G.W.R. Post town, Axbridge near Weston-super-Mare. Acreage, 1772; population of the civil parish,. 257; of the ecclesiastical, 263. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £480 with residence. The church is good. An organ was erected in 1873 and enlarged in 1888.

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 parishBadgworth St. Congar 
Poor Law unionAxbridge 

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

Church Records

The register dates from 1671., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.


Church of England

St. Congar (parish church)

The church of St. Congar is a building of stone in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, north aisle, south porch and a western tower, which was restored in 1909, and containing 5 bells, the second bearing the inscription "Sancte Rafael, ora pro nobis;" the third bears "Benedictum sit nomen domini:" in 1864 the chancel was rebuilt in the Decorated style, the body of the church repaired, the founder's tomb and a piscina was rebuilt in the chancel wall, the gallery removed and the western arch thrown open; in the course of the work it was discovered that the original stone pulpit, ornamented with curious but much mutilated carved figures, had formed the pedestal of the later pulpit: in 1873 an organ was introduced and slightly enlarged in 1888: there are several mural tablets to former rectors, two stained windows, some fine old oak of 16th century date and an Early English font: there are 170 sittings. A new burial ground was added to the churchyard and consecrated in 1896.

St. Congar, BadgworthNave of St. Congar, Badgworth

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Badgworth 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS26
Post TownAxbridge