Broadway, a village and a parish in Somersetshire. The village stands near the Chard Canal, 2 miles NW of Ilminster station on the G.W.R., took its name from a Roman way across its site and through Neroche Forest, and has a fair on 14 Sept. The parish includes also the tithings of Capland and Rapps. Its post town is Ilminster, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 2056; population of the civil parish, 332; of the ecclesiastical, 372, The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £165 with residence. The church is ancient and cruciform. There is a Congregational chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Broadway St. Aldelme|
|Hundred||Abdick and Bulstone|
|Poor Law union||Chard|
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.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Broadway from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Broadway (St. Aldelme))
Online maps of Broadway 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.