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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ditcheat St. Mary Magdalene|
|Poor Law union||Shepton-Mallet|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ditcheat from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ditcheat (St. Mary Magdalene))
Online maps of Ditcheat are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.