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Brompton Regis, Somerset

Historical Description

Brompton-Regis, a village and a parish in Somersetshire. The village stands near the river Exe, 4½ miles NE of Dulverton station on the G.W.R., and has a post office under Dulverton (R.S.O.), which is the money order and telegraph office. It was once a market-town. The parish comprises 9029 acres; population, 682. A priory of Black canons was founded at Barlinch in the time of Henry II. by William de Lay. Building stone abounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £286 with residence. Patron, Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The church was restored in 1887. There are Congregational and Bible Christian chapels.

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 parishBrompton Regis St. Mary 
HundredWilliton and Freemanners 
Poor Law unionDulverton 

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

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA22
Post TownDulverton