Blagdon, a parish in Somersetshire. The parish lies under the Mendip Hills, 6 miles NE by E of Axbridge station on the G.W.R., and has a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.), and a fair on the last Friday of Aug. Acreage, 3133; population of the civil parish, 901; of the ecclesiastical, 939. There is a public village hall, used on Sundays as a Baptist chapel. Some ruins at Reghillbury are said to be remains of an ancient palace. Lapis calaminaris is found. In the village is an ornamental sheet of water. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £419 with residence. The church is modern, and there is a Methodist chapel. Dr John Langhorne was rector.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Blagdon St. Andrew|
|Poor Law union||Axbridge|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Blagdon from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Blagdon (St. Andrew))
Online maps of Blagdon are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.