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Barwick, Somerset

Historical Description

Barwick, a parish in Somerset, on the verge of the county, 2 miles S of Yeovil station on the G.W. and L. & S.W.R. It includes the hamlet of Stoford, and its post town is Yeovil. Acreage, 785; population, 454. Barwick House is a seat in the neighbourhood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, —£220. The church is Early English, and was restored in 1885-86. There are some exquisite carvings on the pulpit, desk, and pews, and several monuments to members of the Newman and Messiter families.

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 parishBarwick St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionYeovil 

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

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Barwick 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 districtBA22
Post TownYeovil