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Biddisham, Somerset

Historical Description

Biddisham, a parish in Somersetshire, on the river Axe, 4 miles W by S of Axbridge station on the G.W.R. Post town, Axbridge, under Weston-super-Mare; money order and telegraph office, East Brent. Acreage, 57 2; population, 119. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £106 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of London. The church was partially restored in 1863, and completed in 1878.

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 
Poor Law unionAxbridge 

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1626., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.


Church of England

St. John the Baptist (parish church)

The church of St. John the Baptist is a building of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave and a western tower containing 4 bells: the font is Norman, and there is a handsome carved Jacobean pulpit: the stained east window was the joint gift of Mrs. Hunt and the Dean and Chapter of Wells, and in the chancel is a small stained window presented by the pupils of the Rev. P. V. M. Filleul M.A. rector (1858-96): the church was restored in 1863, and the tower in 1878, at a cost of £600, and a further sum of £200 has since been expended in other improvements: there are sittings for 120 persons.

St. John the Baptist, BiddishamNave of St. John the Baptist, Biddisham

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 Biddisham from the following:


Online maps of Biddisham 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS26
Post TownAxbridge

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