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Chiselborough, Somerset

Historical Description

Chiselborough, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands in a narrow valley, closed on three sides by lofty hills, at the river Parret, about 4 miles from Crewkerne station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office; money order and telegraph office, Stoke-under-Ham. The parish comprises 797 acres; population of the civil parish, 285; of the ecclesiastical, 670. The living is a rectory, united with West Chinnock, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; joint net value, £309 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Ilchester, The church is good, and was restored in 1863.

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 parishChisleborough St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionYeovil 

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 Chiselborough from the following:


Online maps of Chiselborough 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 districtTA14
Post TownStoke-Sub-Hamdon