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Bawdrip, Somerset

Historical Description

Bawdrip, a parish in Somerset, 3 miles NE of Bridge-water station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Bridgewater; telegraph office, Cossington railway station. Acreage, 1898; population, 340. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £350 with residence. The church is ancient and cruciform. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishBawdrip St. Michael 
HundredNorth Petherton 
Poor Law unionBridgwater 

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 Bawdrip 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 districtTA7
Post TownBridgwater