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Catcott, Somerset

Historical Description

Catcott, a village and a parish, formerly a chapelry, in the parish of Morelinch, Somersetshire, 3 miles SSW of Shap-wick railway station, and 7 ENE of Bridgewater. The parish includes part of Burtle hamlet. It has a post office under Bridgewater; money order office, Edington; telegraph office, Edington railway station. Acreage, 2302; population, 559. The living is a donative in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £73. The church is Norman. There are two Methodist 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 
Civil parishMoorlinch 
Poor Law unionBridgwater 

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

We have transcribed the entry for Catcott from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA7
Post TownBridgwater