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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


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 
Poor Law unionWells 

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.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Baltonsborough 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 districtBA6
Post TownGlastonbury