UK Genealogy Archives logo

Baltonsborough, Somerset

Historical Description

Baltonsborough, a parish in Somerset, on the river Brue, 4 miles from West Pennard station on the Somerset and Dorset railway. It includes the hamlet of Southwood. Acre-.age, 2720; population, 718. Glastonbury is the post town. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to Butleigh, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; joint value, £423. The church is Later English, and was restored in 1875. There are Wesleyan and Moravian chapels, and two schools.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBaltonsborough St. Dunstan 
HundredGlaston-Twelve-Hides 
Poor Law unionWells 

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


Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Baltonsborough from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Baltonsborough are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:


Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictMendip
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBA6
Post TownGlastonbury