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Donyatt, Somerset

Historical Description

Donyatt, a parish in Somerset, on the river Isle, adjacent to the Chard Canal, 1¼ mile WSW of Ilminster station on the G.W.R. It includes part of Crock Street hamlet, and its post town is Ilminster. Acreage, 1241; population, 355. Some of the inhabitants are employed in potteries and woollen mills. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £147 with residence. The church is old but good, and has a tower.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

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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 districtTA19
Post TownIlminster