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Broadway, Somerset

Historical Description

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.

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 parishBroadway St. Aldelme 
HundredAbdick and Bulstone 
Poor Law unionChard 

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

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Broadway 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.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA19
Post TownIlminster