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Batcombe, Somerset

Historical Description

Batcombe, a parish in Somersetshire, 3 miles E of Evercreech on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and 3 N of Bruton on the G.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Bath; telegraph office, Evercreech. Acreage, 3238; population, 588. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Upton-Noble, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £703. The church was restored in 1844, and a new tenor bell was hung in 1887. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 
Civil parishNyland 
Poor Law unionAxbridge 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA4
Post TownShepton Mallet