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Brushford, Somerset

Historical Description

Brushford, a parish in Somersetshire, on the river Exe, 1 mile S of Dulverton station on the G.W.R. Post town, Tiverton; money order and telegraph office, Dulverton. Acreage, 2848; population, 370. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £350 with residence. Patron, Earl Carnarvon. The church is good, and was restored in 1887. There are a Wesleyan chapel and an endowed school.

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 parishBrushford St. Mary Magdalene 
HundredWilliton and Freemanners 
Poor Law unionDulverton 

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

Church Records

The parish registers date from the first year or Elizabeth (1558)., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.


Church of England

St. Nicholas (parish church)

The church of St. Nicholas is an old stone building, in the Late Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and western tower, built apparently in the early part of the fifteenth century: a handsome Decorated screen divides the nave from the chancel: the south windows are good specimens of the Decorated style: the font is very old, apparently of Norman date; it is of Purbeck stone, and square; the pillars on which it once stood are lost: the tower is square, of three stages, built of the grey sandstone of the district; some of the blocks are of great size: there are 5 bells, presented by the Rev. Robert Norris, who was 48 years rector here, and died in 1708: he raised the tower at his own expense to receive the bells.
St. Nicholas, Brushford

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 Brushford from the following:


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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.

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA22
Post TownDulverton