Butccombe, a parish in Somersetshire, near the river Yeo, 5 miles from Sandford and Banwell station on the G.W.R., and 8 NE of Axbridge. It has a post office under Wrington (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Blagdon. Acreage, 1110; population of the civil parish, 208; of the ecclesiastical, 189. Butcombe Court is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £127 with residence. The church is very ancient, and in good condition. There are remains of a Friend's burial-ground.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Butcombe St. Michael,|
|Hundred||Hartcliffe with Bedminster|
|Poor Law union||Axbridge|
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.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Butccombe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Butcombe (St. Michael,)
Online maps of Butccombe 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.