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Butccombe, Somerset

Historical Description

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.

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 parishButcombe St. Michael, 
HundredHartcliffe with Bedminster 
Poor Law unionAxbridge 

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.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.