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Ditcheat, Somerset

Historical Description

Ditcheat, a tithing and a parish in Somerset. The tithing lies on the Fosse Way, near the river Brue, 1¼ mile from Evercreech station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and 5 S by E of Shepton Mallet, and has a post office under Bath; money order and telegraph office, Evercreech. The parish includes also the tithings of Allhampton and Lottisham, and the hamlet of Wraxhall. Area, 3703 acres; population, 718. Ditcheat Manor, the seat of the Dawe family, is in the neighbourhood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £565 with residence. The church is Early English, and consists of nave, aisles, and transept, with porch and tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishDitcheat St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionShepton-Mallet 

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

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ditcheat from the following:


Online maps of Ditcheat are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA4
Post TownShepton Mallet