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Dinder, Somerset

Historical Description

Dinder, a parish in Somerset, 2 miles E of Wells station on the G.W. and Somerset and Dorset railways. Post town, and money order and telegraph office, Wells. Acreage, 1080; population, 240. The manor belongs to the Somerville family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £170 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church consists of nave, chancel, and north aisle, with porch and square tower, and contains a fine Jacobean stone pulpit of date 1621, and monuments of the Somervilles and others. It was well restored in 1872.

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 parishDinder St. Michael 
HundredWells-Forum 
Poor Law unionWells 

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


Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Dinder from the following:


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictMendip
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBA5
Post TownWells