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Churchill, Somerset

Historical Description

Churchill, a parish in Somerset, under the Mendip Hills, 2 miles from Sandford and Banwell station on the G.W.R., and 4 miles N of Axbridge. It has a post and money order office under Congresbury (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Sand-ford railway station. Acreage, 2444; population. 728. Mendip Lodge, Langford House, and Churchill Court are the chief residences. There is an ancient encampment in the neighbourhood called Dolebury, the name showing that it was British, and the remarkable stone ramparts that it was utilised by the Romans. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £332. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is both Early English and Later Decorated English, and has a pinnacled tower. It was restored in 1880-1881. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels, and charities.

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 parishChurchill St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionAxbridge 

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

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Visitations Heraldic

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

CountyNorth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBS25
Post TownWinscombe