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Charlinch, Somerset

Historical Description

Charlinch, a parish in Somerset, on an affluent of the river Parret, near the Quantock Hills, 5 miles W by N of Bridgewater railway station. Post town, Bridgewater; money order and telegraph office, Cannington. Acreage, 1355; population of the civil parish, 191; of the ecclesiastical, 197. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £303 with residence, in the gift of the representatives of the late Lord Taunton. The church is old but good, and was restored in 1887. Gothelney Hall, a very ancient building, is in this parish.

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 parishCharlinch St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBridgwater 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Charlynch 1745-1779, Somerset is available to browse online., 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 Charlinch from the following:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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