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Chedzoy, Somerset

Historical Description

Chedzoy, a parish in Somerset, 3 miles E by N of Bridgewater station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Bridgewater. Acreage, 1519; population, 315. Ancient coins and other relics have been found. Fairfax had his headquarters here when besieging Bridgewater. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £403 with residence. The church is old but good. Bishop Nikke and A, Pascal were rectors.

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 parishChedzoy St. Mary 
HundredNorth Petherton 
Poor Law unionBridgwater 

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


Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Chedzoy 1558-1812, Somerset is available to browse online.

Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Chedzoy from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Chedzoy are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:


Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictSedgemoor
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtTA7
Post TownBridgwater