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Bratton Seymour or Bratton St Maur, Somerset

Historical Description

Bratton-Seymour or Bratton-St-Maur, a parish in Somersetshire, 2½ miles NW of Wincanton station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint railway, and 3¼ SE of Castle Cary. Post town, Wincanton (under Bath), which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1486; population of the civil parish, 166; of the ecclesiastical, 111. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £140 with residence. The church stands on a green eminence overhanging a dell.

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 parishBratton-Seymour Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionWincanton 

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

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bratton Seymour or Bratton St Maur 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.