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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


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 
Poor Law unionWells 

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

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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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA5
Post TownWells