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Corfe, Somerset

Historical Description

Corfe, a parish in Somerset, 4 miles S by E of Taunton station on the G.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Taunton. Acreage, 1165; population, 320. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £132 with residence. The church was repaired in 1858.

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 
HundredTaunton and Taunton-Dean 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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


Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Corfe 1687-1812, 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 Corfe from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Corfe 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.

DistrictTaunton Deane
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtTA3
Post TownTaunton