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Bradford, Somerset

Historical Description

Bradford, a parish in Somersetshire, on the river Toney 3 miles NE of Wellington station on the G.W.R., and 4 WSW of Taunton, under which it has a post and money order office; telegraph office, Norton-Fitzwarren. The parish comprises 1814 acres; population, 444. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £117 with residence. The church has been restored. There is a Congregational 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 
Ecclesiastical parishBradford St. Giles 
HundredTaunton and Taunton-Dean 
Poor Law unionWellington 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Bradford 1558-1812, 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 Bradford from the following:

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.