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Chipstable, Somerset

Historical Description

Chipstable, a parish in Somerset, near the verge of the county, 3½ miles WNW of Wiveliscombe, and 2 from Venn Cross station on the G.W.R. Post town, Wiveliscombe, which is the money order and telegraph office (R.S.O.) Acreage, 1936; population, 290. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £230.

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 parishChipstable All Saints 
HundredWilliton and Freemanners 
Poor Law unionWellington 

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

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Chipstable 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.

DistrictTaunton Deane
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA4
Post TownTaunton