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Bickenhall, Somerset

Historical Description

Bickenhall, a parish in Somersetshire, near the Chard Canal, 1 mile from Hatch Beauchamp station on the G.W.R., and 5 miles SE of Taunton, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Hatch Beauchamp. Acreage, 1143; population, 216. The living is a rectory, united to the rectory of StapIe-Fitzpaine, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church is good.

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 
HundredAbdick and Bulstone 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Staple Fitzpaine and Bickenhall 1682-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., 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 Bickenhall from the following:


Online maps of Bickenhall 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.

DistrictTaunton Deane
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA3
Post TownTaunton