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Chillington, Somerset

Historical Description

Chillington, a parish in Somerset, 3 miles SE of Ilminster, and 4 WNW of Crewkerne station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Ilminster; money order and telegraph office, Ilminster. Acreage, 925; population, 195. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Cudworth, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; joint net value, £210 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells.

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 parishChillington St. James 
HundredSouth Petherton 
Poor Law unionChard 

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.

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 Chillington from the following:


Online maps of Chillington 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.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA19
Post TownIlminster