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Camerton, Somerset

Historical Description

Camerton, a parish in Somersetshire, on the Fosse Way, and on the G.W.R., 123 miles from London. The parish includes part of Carlingcott hamlet. It has a post office under Bath; money order and telegraph office, Timsbury. Acreage, 1782; population of the civil parish, 1877; of the ecclesiastical, 866. Camerton Park is the seat of the Jarrett family. Coal is worked. Roman pottery, glass, and other relics, and remains of Roman villas have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £393 with residence. The church was restored and a new chancel built in 1891-92. It contains several very fine tombs of the Carews. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishCamerton St. Peter 
HundredWellow 
Poor Law unionClutton 

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


Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, 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 Camerton from the following:


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyBath and North East Somerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBA2
Post TownBath