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Dodington, Somerset

Historical Description

Dodington, a parish in Somerset, near the Quantock Hills, 7 miles from Williton station on the G.W.R., and 10 WNW of Bridgwater. Post town, Bridgwatcr; money order and telegraph office, Nether Stowey. Acreage, 543; population, 100. Limestone is quarried. A copper mine was formerly worked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £72. The church is Later English, with a tower, and is good.

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 
HundredWilliton and Freemanners 
Poor Law unionWilliton 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Dodington 1538-1805, Somerset is available to browse online., 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 Dodington from the following:


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

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA5
Post TownBridgwater