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Creech St Michael, Somerset

Historical Description

Creech St Michael, a parish in Somerset, on the river Tone and the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, adjoining Thorne station, and 3 miles from Taunton station on the G.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Taunton; telegraph office, Henlade. Acreage, 2300; population of the civil parish, 1037; of the ecclesiastical, 1041. There are some large paper mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £385 with residence. The church is ancient but good, and consists of nave, chancel, aisle, and porch, with square tower, which has a peal of five bells. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishCreech St. Michael 
HundredAndersfield 
Poor Law unionTaunton 

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


Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Creech St. Michael 1665-1814, 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 Creech St Michael from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Creech St Michael 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