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Dinnington, Somerset

Historical Description

Dinnington, a parish in Somerset, 4 miles NW by W of Crewkerne station on the L. & S.W.R. Post town, Crewkerne; money order and telegraph office, Hinton St George> Acreage, 584; population, 137. The living is a rectory consolidated with the rectory of Seavington St Michael, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £320. Patron, Earl Poulett. A new church on the site of the old one, and in the Later English style, was founded in 1863. There is a chapel for Bible Christians.

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 
Civil parishSeavington St Michael 
HundredSouth Petherton 
Poor Law unionChard 

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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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA17
Post TownHinton St. George